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South Asian Games 2023: POA officials brief minister IPC
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-Federal Minster for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC), Ehsan ur Rehman Mazari hoped that Pakistan would organized the upcoming 14th South Asian Games next year 2023 successfully with the cordial working relation and understanding between government (Pakistan Sports Board) and Pakistan Olympic Association (POA), as the host city would be announced soon. He was talking with the POA officials in a meeting that held in Islamabad. On this occasion, POA officials briefed the minister about the planning and arrangement status of upcoming South Asian Games 2023 including finalisation of host cities, details of coordination committee, budget estimations and training of Pakistani athletes and their camps. Federal Minister said: “Pakistan government will provide all support to the athletes in training, coaching and other facilities in the camps. We will hire the services of international coaches to get good results in the 8-nation mini Olympic events. 27 sports disciplines will be the part of South Asian Games 2023. Pakistan has already these games twice in 1989 and 2004 successfully”.
Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan distributes prizes among top performers
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan has announced that Sports Board Punjab is planning to issue Sports Cards for the welfare of deserving sports persons of the province; he made this announcement while talking to media at the prize distribution ceremony of Laser Run competitions organized by Pakistan Modern Pentathlon Federation (PMPF) in collaboration with Sports Board Punjab (SBP) at Punjab Stadium on Tuesday night. Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan was the chief guest on this occasion. He also distributed prizes among the top performers of the competition. Secretary General Pakistan Modern Pentathlon Federation Chaudhry Zahoor Ahmed was the organizing secretary of Laser Run event. Former Test all-rounder Manzoor Elahi, Chairman Pakistan Rugby Union Fawzi Khawaja, Director Youth Affairs Omair Hassan, Chief Sports Consultant SBP Hafeez Bhatti, Deputy Director Admin Tariq Wattoo, Shahid Iqbal and other officers were also present on this occasion. Around 400 players (300 boys and 100 girls) of Lahore Division exhibited their potential in 15 categories of running and shooting competitions. Chairman Pakistan Rugby Union Fawzi Khawaja on this occasion announced to give sports shoes to 200 pentathlon players. While talking to the media, Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan said that promotion of sports culture and the wellbeing of the sports community has always been the top priority of Sports Board Punjab. “The issuance of Sports Cards for the welfare of deserving sports persons will definitely be a revolutionary measure. Through this card, the sports persons will be able to get their sports gear for their preparation and participation in competitive sports competitions”. Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan said that pentathlon is an Olympic game and it is quite heartening to see wonderful performances of young boys and girls in running and shooting events. Pentathlon is a modern sport and Sports Board Punjab is utilising all resources to promote this game among the young generation of Pakistan. “We are quite upbeat to find several talented players through Laser Run competitions.” Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan further said that Sports Board Punjab will international pentathlon competitions. “The game of pentathlon is getting rapid acceptance among the younger generation of the country,” he added. Results (Running and shooting): Boys’ Results U-21: 1st Mohammad Nadeem 190, 2nd Sohbat Ali 170, 3rd Ahmed Raza 112 U-20: 1st Ateeq 236, 2nd Faizan 231, 3rd Mohammad Ali 190 U-19: 1st Sufiyan Ali 217 points, 2nd Ahmed Saleem 180, 3rd Mohammad bin Saleem 111 U-16: 1st Mohammad Umer 195, 2nd Mohammad Raheel 181, 3rd Mohammad Burhan 128 U-15: 1st Afaq 195, 2nd Ahmed 189, 3rd Haris 172 U-14: 1st Mohammad Afnan 248, 2nd Saleem 226, 3rd Mohammad Hannan 213 U-13: 1st Shaheer 280, 2nd Syed Husnain 210, 3rd Shoaib 172 U-12: 1st Subhan 212, 2nd Azan 188, 3rd Saad Ali 165 Senior: 1st Mudassar 214, 2nd Imran 208, 3rd Hamaad 203 Junior: 1st Ali Hasnain 248, 2nd Salman 233, 3rd Mohamad Rabbani 190 1st Bilal 215, 2nd Obaid 208, 3rd Ayan 197 Girls’ Results U-17: 1st Aiza 217, 2nd Sehar 192, 3rd Maryam 148 U-16: 1st Mehwish 258, 2nd Bisma 241, 3rd Rimsha 190 U-15: 1st Umm-e-Kalsoom 193, 2nd Alisha 180, 3rd Nazish 171  U-14: 1st Manahil 199, 2nd Kashifa 185, 3 rd Arooj 118.
IPC Minister Fehmida Mirza hopes the sports projects continue in future
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) and President, Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), Dr. Fehmida Mirza hoped that the future’s governments would continue the ongoing projects, which were started during her tenure. She further said that PSB had revised national sports policy after 17 years with the consultation of all stake holders.    She was talking to journalist after inaugurating PSB’s Elite Pool at a ceremony held at Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad. Minister also virtually inaugurated Boxing Gymnasium at Karachi, Hockey Turf at Quetta and modern Cafeteria at Pakistan Sports Complex (PSC) simultaneously under one hall. Boxing Gymnasium had been in pipeline since 2004 but it was the personal attention of Minister that saw the fruition of the project said the official from PSB. The gymnasium is a gift to the youth of the Liyari and will help groom boxing talent of the area. Minister launched the Elite Pool Portal which is a centralized database of players and was developed to identify and scout players of different sports. Database enables the government to monitor the performance of players and find them the right opportunities for their growth. Minister despite political commitments took time out to launch new projects and met athletes at PSB. She said, “Through tireless efforts we are now closer to getting FIFA membership restored. FIFA and AFC both have appreciated the role of Government of Pakistan. Our youth deserves to play at international level and we will help NC conduct transparent elections of Pakistan Football Federation.” Talking about Sports Policy, she said” We had our last sports policy in 2005, and since sports is a devolved subject so it’s important to come up with an inclusive policy which caters to the needs of everyone. We reconstituted a new board and everyone on board is entirely on merit. By ensuring merit, we are empowering the PSB.” Minister Further added, “Next year we will be organizing South Asian Games 2023 and I have held meetings with the federations to chart a way forward which delivers success for all. Our focus isn’t just organizational, from sporting perspective 11 camps are being underway.  International coaches have been hired and will be hired to ensure we leave no stone unturned to bring medals home.” Minister said, “I saw the dilapidated condition of the old criteria and set a target to get our athletes and the staff of PSB a respectable dining place. This will be run on a self-sustaining model. We have brought international tennis back in the form of Davis Cup which is a huge achievement” When asked about POA and its role, Minister said “POA has to respect other state institutions and we have always taken everyone on board. Individuals come and go, it is the improvement of the system which I have always worked on. Individualism cannot get us far, “Minister concluded while replying another question.
Rai Taimoor Bhatti honours London Media Cricket Club Team
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti hosted a ceremony in the honour of London Media Cricket Club team at Punjab International Swimming Complex, Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Wednesday night. Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan, Chief Sports Consultant SBP Hafeez Bhatti, Senior Journalist Mazhar Barlas and other officials were also present on this occasion. Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti welcomed the London Media Cricket Club team. He said Punjab Sports Department is striving hard to highlight soft image of the country by holding mega sports events. “Journalists do reflect a true face of a society through their fact-based reports and analysis”. Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti also awarded souvenirs to members of London Media Cricket Club team. The captain of London Media Cricket Club team Ghulam Hussain Awan thanked Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti for honouring London Media Cricket Club team. “The purpose of our visit is to show the world that Pakistan is a safe country for all international sports activities.” The members of London Media Cricket Club team appreciated the effective measures taken by the Punjab Sports Department for the growth of sports culture across the province under the leadership of Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti.
Kashmir Day: PSB organizes Football, Hockey and Netball matches on February 5
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) organized Football, Hockey and Netball matches at Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day on February 5. An exhibition football match was played between PSB XI and AJK XI at Jinnah Stadium in which PSB XI defeated Kashmir XI 2-1. PSB XI had a 2-0 lead till the break. In the second half, Kashmir XI scored a goal to make the match 2-1. Hassan and Mubeen scored one goal each for the winning team and Rashid scored the only goal for Kashmir XI. The hockey match was played at Naseer Banda Stadium. PSB XI defeated AJK XI by five goals to three. In netball fixture, Islamabad Green defeated Islamabad Bello 19-15.
National Modern Pentathlon Championship 2021
LAHORE (Sports Report):-Top swimmers from Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, Islamabad and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) participated in the 6th National Modern Pentathlon Championship 2021 at NPSC Punjab International Swimming Complex on Sunday. In swimming competitions, Punjab took first position with 720 points while the swimmers from Balochistan managed to score 699 points and remained runners-up while the third position was taken by KP with 497 points followed by Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) team which secured 4th position with 332 points. Punjab’s swimmer Mohammad Shahbaz grabbed the attention by covering a distance of 50m in just 25 seconds.
Indonesian Ambassador Adam Tugio calls on Punjab Minister for Sports
Lahore (Sports Report):-Ambassador of Republic of Indonesia to Pakistan Adam M Tugio called on Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti at State of The Art Punjab International Swimming Complex on Thursday night. Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan, Director Sports Nadeem Qaiser, Deputy Director Youth Affairs Syed Omair Hasan and other top officials were also present on this occasion. The friendly relations, growth of sports ties between Pakistan and Indonesia, exchange of delegations, youth and exchange programme were discussed at length during the meeting. Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti and Adam M Tugio also exchanged souvenirs on this occasion. Talking on this occasion, Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti said Pakistan and Indonesia have decades-old friendly relations and both the countries can cooperate with each other in multiple fields. “Youth of both the countries will benefit from the Youth Exchange Programme between Pakistan and Indonesia. Pakistan also enjoyed a respectable status in the games of cricket and kabaddi and we can extend help to Indonesia in these games,” he added. Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia Adam M Tugio on this occasion appreciated Punjab’s sports infrastructure and traditional games. “I’m quite impressed with the effective measures taken by the Punjab government for the promotion of sports culture in Punjab,” he added.
Sports Board Punjab appoints Mikaeel Ali Baig as Goodwill Ambassador
LAHORE (Sports Report):-Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti has appointed tennis prodigy 12-year-old Mikaeel Ali Baig, who called on him at National Hockey Stadium, as Goodwill Ambassador of Sports Board Punjab on Tuesday. Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti also presented a certificate to Mikaeel Ali Baig on this occasion. Mikaeel also visited Tennis Stadium and played tennis there for some time. It is pertinent to mention here that Mikaeel Ali Baig has won a gold medal in ITF Asian Under-12 Team Championship in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan from Nov 22-26, 2021. He defeated players from India, Jordan, Thailand and Kazakhstan during his historical title victory in the event. Moreover, he also thrashed an Indian opponent on his way to gold medal victory in ITF Asian Under-12 Team Championship in Islamabad in from Sept 13 to 15, 2021. Appreciating the accolades of tennis genius Mikaeel Ali Baig, Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti said Mikaeel has earned amazing tennis feats at such a young age which is definitely a big honour for the country. “Mikaeel has won several world titles at the age of 12 which is a great inspiration for talented youngsters of our country,” he added. Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti said all the Pakistanis are proud of the achievements of young Mikaeel. “Young tennis star Mikaeel is a role model of potential youth of the country,” he said.  
Sports Board Punjab starts cleaning all sports arena
Lahore (Sports Report):-Sports Board Punjab (SBP), on the directions of Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan, has started schedule-wise cleaning and maintaining of all sports venues and stadiums of the province. Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan, in a statement on Thursday, said in the first phase, the ground 2 of National Hockey Stadium is being washed with the help of modern machinery. “The cleaning and maintenance of all sports facilities is a routine matter and Sports Board Punjab workers performed this duty as per schedule. However, this time we have to delay our cleaning work due to training camps of national junior and senior hockey players”. Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan further said that after washing the astro-turf of ground 2 of National Hockey Stadium is being dried with the help of latest equipment under the supervision of administrator National Hockey Stadium Nasir Malik. “The sports officers of the province have been strictly directed to maintain cleanliness of all valuable sports facilities and in this regard no negligence will be tolerated. We are also expanding the network of sports infrastructure across the province to provide best sports facilities to talented youth of the province”. Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan informed that the astro-turf of National Hockey Stadium is also being changed in near future. “The promotion of sports among the younger generation is our mission. There are over 300 sports facilities throughout the province so that our potential male and female athletes can participate in competitive sports activities near their doorsteps”.
Punjab Under-16 Girls trounce KP 9-0 in Inter-Provincial event
Raja Abrar LAHORE (November 5, 2021):-Punjab U-16 girls trounced Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) by a huge margin of 9-0 and Punjab U-17 boys outplayed Sindh by 4-2 in the final matches of Inter-Provincial Girls U-16, Boys U-17 Hockey Tournament played under the banner of Sports Board Punjab at National Hockey Stadium on Friday. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Fuad Hashim Rabbani, Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan and Secretary Live Stock and Dairy Development South Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh were guests of honour on this occasion. PHF Secretary Asif Bajwa, Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, head coach of national hockey team Olympian Khawaja Junaid, Col (retd) Asif Naz Khokhar, Manager Punjab Boys hockey team Rana Nadeem Anjum and a large number of hockey players and enthusiasts were also present in closing ceremony. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Fuad Hashim Rabbani, Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan, Secretary Live Stock and Dairy Development South Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh and Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti distributed cash prizes, medals and trophies among Girls U-16, Boys U-17 Hockey and Boys U-17 Weightlifting teams of the event. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Fuad Hashim Rabbani, Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan, Secretary Live Stock and Dairy Development South Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh also had group photographs with the participating teams. After the final match, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Fuad Hashim Rabbani, Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan, Secretary Live Stock and Dairy Development South Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh and Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti were awarded souvenirs.  The gold medallist teams were given cash prize of Rs 50,000, silver medallist teams Rs 30,000 and bronze medalist teams were awarded Rs 25000 among Girls U-16 and Boys U-17 Hockey event. The U-16 Girls hockey event final match proved to be one-sided affair as Punjab girls’ hockey team routed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) by 9-0 quite convincingly. Punjab’s Mehak Rasheed showed excellent form and netted three field goals in 8th, 15th and 26th minute. Sharika Sarwar and Saira Younis scored two goals each while the remaining two goals were scored by Sharay Murad and Maleeha Younis. Punjab Boys’ team began their title clash against Sindh in an aggressive manner and scored the first field goal through Mohammad Ammad in the 2nd minute of the match. They continued their domination during the remaining period of playing time and scored three more goals against their opponents. Mohammad Ammad exhibited excellent performance and struck two goals the remaining two goals were scored by Basharat Ali and Hamza Fayaz. For Sindh team, Saad Zaheer and Abdul Wahab fought well and scored one goal each. Earlier, Sindh girls’ hockey team defeated Balochistan by 5-0 in the 3rd/4th position match at the same venue. DuaBkaikh, Mubashar Furqan, Alisha Khalil, Fatima Bakhtiar and Shireen Asif scored one goal each for winning team. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U-17 boys’ team got third position when they thrashed AJK team by 5-0 in the 3rd/4th position match. Usama Ahmed and Ahmad Ullah netted two goals each while Hassan Ali scored one goal for winning team.