NA Standing Committee discusses sports matters

 NA Standing Committee discusses sports matters
ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly Standing Committee on Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) met here on Monday and discussed different matters related to sports during the meeting. 

MNA Agha Hassan Baloch chaired the meeting while the ministry briefed the committee about progress in construction of Sports Complex in Bajour, which was announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to the area. The committee showed dissatisfaction on the progress and directed a detail briefing on it by the ministry and the concerned Deputy Commissioner in the next meeting. 

The Committee recommended that an in-camera meeting, which would be held for briefing by Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Ehsan Mani to discuss audit report and performance of the board. The committee also decided to hold a separate meeting on the issues related to Narowal Stadium. Issue of enhancing penalties on offences in Sports was also discussed and the committee directed the ministry to introduce a Bill in the National Assembly for necessary amendments in the Act.

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The deteriorating conditions of sports facilities all over the country were pointed out in the meeting. In this connection the committee directed the Director General, Sports Boards, to take on board concerned member assembly during his visit to all sports facilities and take drastic actions to improve the sports in the country. 

The committee desired that the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) might give due attention to improvement of all sports, rather than concentrating only on cricket. The committee recommended that all provinces should restart sports period in schools, colleges and universities to improve the sports at grass-root level.

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