PESHAWAR: In a veiled reference to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday said that constructing bridges and roads could not alone bring a change in societies.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa U23 Games 2017 Logo, the PTI chief said that investment in humanity could bring a great change in society.
Imran appreciated Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and declared him the best chief minister of Pakistan adding that every district of the province will get a sports ground and the provincial government was planning to build sports grounds on union council level.
He said that the K-P government will also introduce a sports policy soon which will give talented players the opportunity for playing at country level.
The cricket icon highlighted the importance of sports and said that it “make a man strong, healthy and fit.”
“Sport can stop youth from wrong activities and the government should focus on the establishment of grounds,” he added.
Citing the example of England which has more sports grounds with a population of 5 billion as compared to Pakistan which has fewer grounds with a population of 20 million, Imran said demanded that the government should establish grounds in Fata because the people of tribal areas have a keen interest in sports.
The PTI chief said that the federal government was not even focusing on education while, 25 million children were still out of school in Pakistan.
He said that the K-P police have become an exemplary force for the whole country, while K-P was also leading other provinces in the education sector.
Imran added that the provincial government was working on the health sector and would soon introduce changes in it too.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 29th, 2017.