Promoting sports: ‘Committees set up to promote healthy activities’

Govt making efforts to root out terrorism, says Faisalabad mayor

Our Correspondent February 22, 2017
Govt making efforts to root out terrorism, says Faisalabad mayor. PHOTO: FILE

FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Municipal Corporation had set up sports and culture committees to promote healthy activities, especially among youth that will help alleviate negativism in their personalities and develop sportsman spirit to fight odds in their lives.

This was said by Faisalabad Mayor Muhammad Razzaq Malik on Tuesday. He was addressing a prize distribution ceremony of six-day Lyallpur Minerva Club Division Open Lawn Tennis Championship 2017 which was arranged by Minerva Club at its tennis grounds.

He said funds had been earmarked for the purpose and different sports tournaments would be arranged that will help encourage and nurture the players of national level. He lauded the steps being taken on the part of the club administration for the promotion of sports activities among youngsters.

While condemning blasts in Lahore, Sehwan Sharif and other areas, he said the government was making all out efforts to eliminate the wave of terrorism.

Earlier, Secretary Sports Dr Jalal Arif said, “The city mayor has great passion for the promotion of sports in the city. He said the club used to organise sports event on regular basis to promote sports culture in the city.” He maintained under the patronage of Minerva Club President Zahid Sarfaraz, the club gained high ranks in flourishing the sports events.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2017.


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