Published in November 25, 2020 5:48
Govt pursues a healthy lifestyle among the masses: Zulfi Bukhari
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) for Pakistanis Abroad and Human Resources Development Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari said that the government is trying to promote a healthy lifestyle among the masses, especially young people through the promotion of sports and games in all over the country. .
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony for the ‘Global Active Cities’ project, launched by the Rawalpindi district administration, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan attaches great importance to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle in the country through games and sports.
Division captain (Ret.) Commissioner Rawalpindi (Ret.) Muhammad Mahmood congratulated the project launch, he said the officer had set an example for the whole country by taking this initiative,
added “It is an honor for the country that the three districts of Rawalpindi Division have become part of an international framework in which sport and a healthy lifestyle will be promoted in society.”
He said sports will be promoted in the Rawalpindi division under the Global Active Cities project and people will be encouraged towards healthy living. “Our religion also teaches us to live healthy.
Obesity, overeating and lethargy are bad habits that have no place in our religion, ”he stressed.
Former test cricketer and fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said Captain (ret.) Muhammad Mahmood was an officer who admired sports and a healthy lifestyle, adding that he was Rawalpindi’s first commissioner to invite him to the commissioner’s office for physical exercise.
He said he used to walk from Dhok Kala Khan to Kachehri Chowk, apart from riding the bike on the same route for physical fitness.
Commissioner Rawalpindi said that with the help of the Global Active Project, they wanted to introduce a culture that could promote a healthy lifestyle in the community.
He said that there are many playgrounds in Rawalpindi and will be further upgraded and equipped with more facilities under this project.