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PR No. 41 Islamabad: December 06, 2018

The Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Dr Fehmida Mirza chaired the first meeting of the Federal Government Sports Coordination Committee (FSCC) at Pakistan Sports Complex this afternoon. Besides matters pertaining to inter Provincial Coordination for promotion of sports in the country, an overview of national and provincial sports policies, holding of National Games 2019, preparation for 13th South Asian Games 2019, preparation of 32nd Olympic Games 2020 also came under discussion. The Minister warmly welcomed the participants and said that the incumbent government is determined to improve the standard of sports in Pakistan and is adamant to take practical steps in this regard. The Minister said that although the subject of sports is devolved to the provinces yet the players represent Pakistan at the international levels. Hence, it is better to develop better coordination between center and the provinces and among the provinces. Dr. Mirza stressed on finding the reasons responsible for deterioration of sports standards in Pakistan. The Minister sought opinion of the participants for improving coordination between the center and provinces and among the provinces. The issues pertaining to enhance sports standards were discussed at length. It was agreed that the frequency of engagement must be increased to develop better coordination for up coming endeavors. The meeting was attended by the Youth and Sports Minister for Punjab,Mr. Muhammad Taimoor Khan, Sports Minister for Balochistan, Mr Abdul Khaliq, the Secretary Sports Sindh, Haroon Ahmad Khan, Director General Sports KPK Mr. Junaid Khan, Secretary IPC Mr. Jameel Ahmad, Director General Sports Board Mr. Khakan Babar and by the officers of Pakistan Sports Board. In pursuance to decision of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination has notified the Federal Sports Coordination Committee (FSCC) on 03.12.18. The meeting was followed by a press briefing by the honourable Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination.

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