ISLAMABAD:Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that Pakistan is a safe country for sports.

Addressing a ceremony here on Wednesday, he said sports are necessary for establishment of a healthy society. He said sports are essential for a healthy Pakistan. He said sports also help in formulating a healthy society.

He said Pakistani players won several national and international events in the past including 1992 Cricket World Cup. He said play grounds will be established at Tehsil and Union levels for the promotion of sports at the grass root level.

He asked the parents, teachers and other segments of society to help their children to come to play grounds instead of spending times before the screen. He called for inclusion of women in sports at a higher level.

Talking to media after the ceremony, the Minister said sports activities are being restored throughout the country.

He said PSL was revived due to successes in the war against terrorism. He said implementation of National Action Plan against terrorism is underway to completely eliminate the scourge of terrorism.