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April 17, 2018

Cheques for conveyance, daily allowances for Sindh Games issued


April 17, 2018

Karachi: Sindh sports secretary Dr Niaz Ali Abbasi has released the cheques for daily and conveyance allowances for the players and officials of 17th Sindh Games to deputy director sports Hyderabad Irshad Makhdoom.

He also issued cheques for the arrangement of closing ceremonies at 15 venues to Sindh Olympic Association (SOA) Secretary Ahmed Ali on Monday. The decision to this effect was taken in the meeting of medical committee and venues committee held for finalising the arrangements.

Chief de missions of all districts have been directed to get their cheques from Makhdoom. Dr Abbasi informed the participants of the meeting that chief minister Murad Ali Shah had said that provincial ministers would be the chief gests at closing ceremonies to be held at 15 venues.

He directed that hospitals should remain alert during the three days of Sindh Games. He further said that doctors, paramedical staff, medicines and ambulances should be available at all venues to treat players, officials and spectators in case of heat stroke or other medical emergencies.

Dr Shahid Ali, a representative of the health department, informed the meeting that all arrangements had been finalised. In case of any emergency, all medicines, doctors, ambulances and paramedics would be present on the spot, he said.

Sources said that distribution of necessary stuff among players and officials has begun. Around 4000 players and officials from the six divisions of the province will participate in the Games. The divisions are Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Larkana, Sukkur, Benazirabad and Karachi.

The players and officials will stay in hotels and hostels in and around Saddar, Tariq Road, and Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

Around 80 percent will be accommodated in hotels and the remaining in hostels. Sindh Sports Board officials said that around 35 percent participants are female. There would be contests for men in

34 disciplines and for women in 18. The opening and closing ceremonies of Sindh Games would be held at Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Centre. The 15 venues include PSB centre, KPT Sports Complex, Sindh Sports Board Complex, and NED Sports Complex.

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