Govt Taking Steps To Improve Sports Governance Structure: NA Told
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Sep, 2021 ) :Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr. Fehmida Mirza on Monday apprised the National Assembly that the government was taking pragmatic steps to improve sports governance structure in the country and performance of athletes.
She said earlier there was no effective sports governance structure. There were very few National Sports Federations which were genuinely working for promotion of their respective sports discipline and have club and association level structure, she said.
However, she said unfortunately NSFs were not playing their due role because of ineffective regulatory mechanism. National Sports Policy 2005 could not be implemented due to lack of enforcement mechanism, she added.
She said owing to lack of ownership and coordination amongst the Federations and sports bodies, there had been a marked decline in our performance in virtually all the games at national and international levels.
The minister said the government was also making playgrounds at Tehsil level to provide a better playing facility to youth.