Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said sports can lead the younger generation on the right path by utilising their potential constructively.
The minister was addressing a presser along with Inter-Provincial Coordination Minister Dr Fehmida Mirza and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar.
The minister termed the decline of politics and democracy in our country as the reason for the decline of sports, adding that the Olympics performance of Pakistan was heavily criticised in the past while hockey and squash were almost eliminated.
About the Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive to be launched tomorrow (Monday), the minister said that around 6,000 athletes between the ages of 15-25 were participating in the games under the programme.
As many as 3,300 boys while 2,700 girls are participating in the games and the ratio of girls reflect they are equal partners in sports like politics, economy and other fields.
Commenting on the mob lynching in Sialkot, the minister said that the way the nation has shown its reaction over the incident reflects that they are united in its stance against such extremist and heinous acts.
He said that the crowd involved in the incident was between the ages of 15-25 and emphasised engaging youth in healthy activities such as sports. Fawad appreciated SAPM Dar and Dr Fehmida for the launch of the much-needed sports drive.
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