Muzaffarabad: International Sports Day was observed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) like other parts of the world.
AJK Sports Writers Association held a seminar at central press club to mark the day.
The office-bearers of Sports Writers Association discussed the sports activities in AJK and observed that there was acute shortage of playgrounds for the youth to take active part in sports activities.
President of Sports Writers Association Saqib Abbasi said that this day should be observed officially in the AJK and government should patronize sports activities here. He urged the government to enhance the budget for sports and the work on construction of sports stadiums at district headquarters should be accelerated.
Association General Secretary Raja Wasim, Senior Vice President Sardar Ilyas, Syed Ashfaq Shah and Syed Kifayat Hussain Naqvi also spoke.