Tuesday November 30, 2021

PSB to start tartan track, sports complex work soon

June 11, 2021

KARACHI: Work is going to begin in the next fiscal year to replace the two-decade-old tartan track and complete the multipurpose sports complex at PSB Karachi centre, 'The News' has learnt.

The development work is likely to start within a couple of months, informed sources said and added that the entire coaching centre would be renovated and its two much-delayed projects would be completed.

The newly appointed DG Col rtd Asif Zaman visited the centre recently and saw the poor condition of the coaching centre.

Sources said that all necessary approvals for the completion of the projects and renovation work have been received.

All the expenditure related to the development work at the centre has been included in the budget for 2021-2022.

The sources said that IPC minister Dr Fahmida Mirza has issued directives for the completion of these projects.

The sources said that the centre would be opened soon for the activities of non-contact sports as the federal and provincial governments have softened the restrictions placed to curb Covid-19.

Activities of non-contact sports have resumed in the other three provinces, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The athletes of the city have been keenly waiting for the opening of the PSB centre for their training and practice.

National senior and junior athletics championships are to be organised but Karachi-based athletes are deprived of practice and training.