Mayor promises promotion of sports activities in the Capital
ISLAMABAD, NOV 20 (DNA) – Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz has said that Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) has formulated comprehensive strategy for promotion of all sports including traditional, regional and new emerging sports in the Federal Capital.
In this connection not only existing sports grounds would be up-graded but more grounds would be constructed particularly in thickly populated sectors, so that provision of recreational and sports facilities could be provided to all residents of the city.
Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz said this while addressing to the players and spectators of league rugby match of Fourth Service Rugby League played between Islamabad Jinns and Lahore Rugby Federation Club.
On this occasion, elected local representatives, players of participating teams and large number of spectators were also present.
Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman, CDA Sheikh Anser Aziz said that provision of the state of the art sports facilities to the residents of Islamabad is among the top priorities of MCI.
He said, soon after the formulation of the MCI and taking charge of the affairs of the Sports and Culture Directorate, illegal occupations of private individuals of different sports grounds got vacated.
He said that now SOPs are being finalized for the operation and maintenance of the sports grounds. According to the new SOPs,
he said, Chairman of the respective union council along with officers of the Sports and Culture Directorate will be responsible for management and maintenance of these grounds.
Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman, CDA said that presence of the youth, in such a large number, in the grounds indicates that how much youth of Islamabad love the sports.
He appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Rugby Union and Islamabad Rugby Association for promoting Rugby in Pakistan particularly in the Federal Capital.
He said that Rugby help youth in preparing them to meet the tough challenges of the future.
Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman, CDA, Shiekh Anser Aziz said that being the federal capital not only hosts the people from all over the country but also people from other countries are residing in the city,
therefore, more grounds including Rugby grounds would be constructed to provide modern sports facilities to the residents.=DNA
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