Minister addresses the inaugural ceremony of U-23 Inter District Games at Makanbagh


Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Sports and Culture Mahmood Khan has said that since the inception of PTI Government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, efforts have been started to provide maximum sports and recreational facilities for youth so that youth talent could be provided on national and international level.

This he said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of U-23 Inter District Games at hockey ground Makanbagh Mingora on Thursday. Present on the occasion were Director General Sports Miss Rasheeda Ghaznavi and Director Sports Tariq Mahmood, Deputy Commissioner Swat Atif Rahman, elite of the city and youth in large number.

The Minister said that the project of provision of playgrounds and stadiums on Tehsil level is under way and hurdles in the timely completion of the project are being removed in order to enable the youth of far flung areas to have modern sports facilities.

The Minister said that the present government has provided all male and female schools in the province with sports goods and sportsmen with sports kits to enable them to show their talent. The Minister announced that the project of a large sports complex at Swat will be started in the current financial year.

Besides, the Minister announced that Astro turf will be installed at hockey ground Makanbagh Mingora. The Minister said that this year “Mr. Pakistan Body Building” tournament will be held at Swat which will also help in increasing tourist attraction of Swat. Earlier the Minister formally inaugurated the competitions by cutting a tape while colourful events were also presented on the occasion.