For promotion of sports and healthy competition, Punjab government will develop 360 sports grounds at village level out of which 105 grounds had already been completed.
While presiding over a meeting to review development works on new sports grounds and promotion of sports activities across the province on Monday, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar directed officials concerned to hold sports activities as the coronavirus cases had declined.
The chief minister ordered to hold Punjab games and other sports competitions and instructed to take all possible measure for promotion of sports and to extend better facilities to the sportsmen.
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He highlighted that high performance cricket center would be established in Faisalabad and Sialkot while a high perforce hockey center would be set up in Lahore. The meeting also reviewed the proposal to establish Olympic Village on 600 kanals near Batapur and the chief minister directed to prepare the master plan of the project.
Buzdar said sports complex were being established in 17 tehsils of Punjab and government would establish institute of sports science to refine talent of players.
He said Punjab government was pursuing a comprehensive policy for the development of healthy sports activities and it was our top priority to give maximum sports facilities to the youth.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 12th, 2021.