‘Top class stadiums being built’

By Our Correspondent
April 19, 2024
Punjab Youth Affairs Minister Malik Faisal Ayub Khokhar gestures during a meeting on March 11, 2024. — Facebook/Faisal Ayub Khokhar

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Youth Affairs Malik Faisal Ayub Khokhar said that it is first time that state-of-the-art sports stadiums are being constructed in villages and towns of the province. “The era of sports development has begun and now the development of sports will scale new heights in accordance with the vision of Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz”.


He said this while talking to media during his visit to Shahkot city, Nankana Sahib where he inaugurated state-of-the-art Sports Gymnasium Hall and multi-purpose stadium on Thursday. DG Youth Affairs and Sports Punjab Pervez Iqbal, Divisional Sports Officer Lahore Division Rana Nadeem Anjum, Project Director PMU Qaiser Raza, DSO Nankana Sahib, ADC Nankana Sahib and other officials were also present on this occasion.

Talking to media on this occasion, Faisal Khokhar said that sports complexes are being built at village and tehsil levels in the Punjab province. “We are constructing a total of hundreds sports facilities in all parts of the province. The best players will be sent to foreign countries for modern training”. Khokhar further said that more than 300 mega sports complexes will be developed across the province. “As many as 100 new sports complexes will be built in those areas where this valuable sports facility does not exist while 200 sports complexes will be rehabilitated”. Khokhar said that our players will earn laurels for the country in international competitions. “Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz is taking special interest in the development of sports sector and Punjab Sports Department is establishing top level sports facilities for the growth of sports culture among the younger generation,” he added.

DG Youth Affairs and Sports Punjab Pervez Iqbal while talking at the inauguration ceremony of Shahkot Gymnasium said that these sports facilities are no less than a blessing for the youth.