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October 6, 2016
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Imran Khan inaugurates Hayatabad Sports Complex

Peshawar

October 6, 2016

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PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan formally inaugurated the Hayatabad Sports Complex on Wednesday. The complex is spread over an area of 150 kanals of land and has been completed in three years at a total cost of Rs 210 million.

The complex has hockey, football and cricket grounds along with a multipurpose hall and courts for playing tennis and squash games. Additionally, separate section for board games has also been established along with a separate gymnasium for men and women.

The sports complex is the second of its kind completed by the present government after completion of Bacha Khan Sports Complex in Charsadda. Speaking on the occasion, Imran Khan said the PTI-led coalition government had prioritized the promotion of sports in the province. He said the KP youth had great talent but the shortage of sports facilities hampered their grooming in the past.

The PTI chairman advised the young generation to turn to games as the government was willing to promote sport events all over the province. It is pertinent to mention here the government has completed the construction of international standard hockey turf at Mardan Sports Complex at Rs67.69 million cost. The turf was completed by the present government on fast track basis making it the only international standard turf available in the province.

Additionally, sports kits worth 10 million were distributed among players for promoting healthy and recreational activities in the province. The kits were purchased and distributed in three months.

The KP Sports and Cultural Department has completed preparations for conducting KP Under 23 games in the province. As many as 5,000, male and female, players have been enlisted for 15 different games in their respective divisional headquarters after which inter divisional games will be held in the provincial capital, Peshawar. A budget of Rs74 Million has been allocated for this event.

The KP government has completed the construction of 25 sports grounds throughout KP whereas work on additional 33 grounds at tehsil level is in progress. Under the initiative, a total of 75 new sports grounds will be constructed which will help in promoting recreational and healthy activities throughout the province.

 

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