Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Mian Riaz Husain Pirzada has said that Pakistan is peaceful and sports loving country.
He was addressing the closing ceremony of International Series Badminton Tournament organized by the Pakistan Badminton Federation at Liaquate Gymnasium, Islamabad on Friday.
The Federal Minister said that the present government is taking all possible measures for the promotion of sports in the country.
He said holding of international tournament after long time in Pakistan shows that we are going towards success and the credit goes to the present government that international tournaments are being held in Pakistan.
Riaz Pirzada said that Pakistan has great talent in the field of sports and Pakistani players should be provided opportunities to play internationally.
He noted that today is the era of sports and our youth must fully participate in sports as healthy body and mind can play important role in country’s development.
The Federal Minister said the our masses should also take interest in games and come in sports field to encourage Pakistani players.
Riaz Pirzada congratulated Pakistan Badminton Federation for holding this tournament in Pakistan.
He also congratulated the winning players and those who participated in this tournament.
At the end, the Federal Minister gave away trophies and prizes to players