Pirzada Expresses Concern Over Prevailing Sports Affairs

Pirzada expresses concern over prevailing sports affairs

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 31th August, 2016) : Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Mian Riaz Husain Pirzada on Wednesday expressed serious concern and dissatisfaction over the prevailing state of affairs of sports in the country, particularly the pathetic performance of Pakistan cricket team against England in the third ODI as well as retreat of Pakistan contingent in the recently concluded Rio Olympic Games. The minister called an emergency meeting in his office, which was attended among others by Federal Secretary IPC and Director General Pakistan Sports board.

He asserted that Pakistan never faced such a distressing situation in the past. He said that the government could not tolerate such a humiliating situation as a silent spectator.

He reiterated his determination to catch hold of the lapses and shortcomings and adopt measures to regain lost glory in sports. Pirzada directed the officials at the helm of affairs of sports to arrange an immediate sports seminar of all the stakeholders with a view to take stock of the present situation and make recommendations for immediate remedial measures for consideration by the Prime Minister.

He assured of full support of his ministry for bringing improvement in sports through short and long term planning. He also directed PSB to hold sports seminar during the third week of September 2016 at the Provincial Headquarters and Islamabad.