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March 14, 2019

Pakistan safe for international sports: Fawad


March 14, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain termed Pakistan environment safe for international sports events and attributed the success of Pakistan Super League (PSL) to anti-terrorism war.

Speaking as chief guest at the opening ceremony of Jang Media Cricket League 2019, the minister said the country had proved its worth in international sports.

“Pakistan has won cricket World Cup and other major sports events in the world, confirming its status as the major sporting nation in the region.”

Fawad, however, admitted that with the time the standard had gone down.

“That was because previous governments had diverted the sports funds for their own interests. A former minister Ahsan Iqbal raised a sports complex with a hefty amount at the Pak-India border. Such an attitude is serving no good to Pakistan sports.”

Fawad added the government will soon take concrete measures for the promotion of sports in the country.

“Every tehsil will have sports facilities and in years to come every town in the country will be having same sports facilities.”

He called on youngsters especially women folk to come forward in sports in a big way.

“Women’s sports promotion is very important. I am hopeful that youth and women will take special interest in sports.”

The minister said that sports build individual personality which ultimately helps built a society.

“Sports are vital for society’s development and I am hopeful under the leadership of Imran Khan country will progress on all fronts including sports.”

Also present on the occasion were Dr Babar Saeed (Diabetes Center), Adeel Riaz (RBS), Shahzad Gillani (Top City), Ch. Akram (Ad World), Sheikh Waseem (Media Math), Tassaduq Hussain (Star Marketing) and CEO Fair Deal Marketing Ch. Abdul Rauf.

Islamabad Deputy Mayor Zeeshan Naqvi, Former Chairman ABAD Arif Jeeva, Brig (r) Tariq (Creative Junction) and Khursheed Barlas were also present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, seven more matches were decided in the Jang Media League which is being sponsored by Jang Media Group in collaboration with Fair Deal Marketing, RBS, Capital Smart City, Star Marketing, Centrium, Diabetes Centre and OGDCL.

Results: Top City bt Jehan Pakistan by 10 wickets: Jehan Pakistan 68 (Saqib Nawaz 23). Top City 70-0 (Rizwan Shah 46).

Express News bt Media Math by 9 wickets: Media Math 60 (Mujtaba 2-2). Express 61-1 (Sharjeel 46).

Fair Deal bt 92 News by 49 runs: Fair Deal 116 (Khurram Shehzad 62, Ali Nadeem 44). 92 News 67 (Kashif 31).

Nawa-e-Waqt bt RBS by 9 wickets: RBS 82 (Sajjad Khan 32). Nawa-e-waqt 84 for 1 (Shahid 34).

Smart Ways bt Creative Junction by 32 runs: Smart Ways 97 (Nadeem 53). Creative Junction 65 (Nadeem 11-2).

Spark bt Interflow by 7 wickets: Interflow 76 (Nabeel 26) Spark 77-3 (Ahsan 37). Jang bt PID by 24 runs: Jang 95 (Faisal 33, Kamal 27) PID 71 (Sagheer 25).

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