Govt reconstitutes Pakistan Sports Board comprising eleven members.


ISLAMABAD -- The Government has taken a major step this week and has reconstituted the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), reducing it to just 11 members from the previous strength of 35 members. On June 18, the Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) notified that an 11-member board which is supposed to take policy decisions on sports in the country have been formed.

The officials of the newly formed PSB are optimistic about playing their due role for promotion of sports in the country during the coming months. The various PSB officials Dawn spoke to on Tuesday said that the newly formed 11-member board will prove effective for the promotion of sports in the country. PSB spokesperson Azam Dar also said that he is pinning high hope on the new board which will hold its first meeting soon to draw the road map for future course of action.

However, what is surprising is that the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has no role in the board. The board is headed by minister in charge of the administrative division which currently is Minister IPC. Other members who comprise the new sports board include Secretary IPC, DG PSB, Chairman Higher Education Commission, Managing Director Nespak or his nominee, President or Secretary of Pakistan Athletics Federation, President or Secretary Pakistan Football Association, President or Secretary of Sports Control Board and President POA. Two prominent businessmen of the country - Aqeel Kareem Dhedhi and Shafiq Abbasi, who is Chairman of a well-known pharmaceutical company, are also...

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