The PTI Agency seeks to improve football and increase Pakistan’s presence at the Olympics | Instant News


KARACHI: President of the Committee for the Administration of the Center for Sports and Culture of Insaaf Wing Shah Zaman Alam said on Monday that the committee’s main objective was to raise football in Pakistan and to explore the root causes of the country’s inability to ensure more presence. athlete at the Olympics.

“We have two goals. The first is that we must raise the game of football and the second is to find what has hampered the growth of Pakistani sports, “Shah told” The News “after chairing the committee’s first meeting at the PTI central secretariat in Islamabad on Monday.” We only sent some athletes to the Olympics despite having a very large population and enormous talent, “he said.

“We will also hold meetings with the IPC Ministry, Dr Fehmida Mirza and the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) to discuss the main issues and how we can bring improvements in sports as a whole,” Shah Zaman said.

“See the state has given a large grant to hockey but it has not been spent on players and games,” he said. “In Sindh there is great talent but the Sindh government does nothing to promote sports,” he said.

“We will try our level as best we can to find out the real cause of the decline in Pakistani sports and how to reverse it,” Shah said. The 17-member committee took an oath on Monday and in the coming days is expected to meet again in the federal capital to hold a sports debate.

Former national footballer Shahid Shinwari is senior vice president of interim committee Hafiz Mohammad Shabbir, Aizaz Ijaz, Humaira Mehmood and Ghulam Jillani are vice presidents. Jalal Haider Khan is general secretary and Zain Khan is additional secretary.

Deputy secretaries are Shumaila Siddiqui, Deeba Sehar, Raziuddin Ahmed, Naveed Anjum Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shahana Bibi, and Sardar Syed Qurban Gharshin. Agha Azaz Hussain is the information secretary and Samra Athar is the financial secretary.

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