Sports Complex Consistent with International Standards Inaugurated

Sunday, April 08, 2012
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that we will continue to complete the projects speedily aimed at providing quality facilities to the masses without caring for the criticism over public welfare projects. He said that Punjab government is taking solid steps for promotion of healthy activities in the province. He said that we are moving forward speedily for filling the void existing for the last many decades with regard to provision of sports opportunities to the youth. He said that playgrounds of hockey, cricket and other sports of international standard are being constructed by retrieving the government land from the qabza groups throughout the province. He said that another milestone in the history of Lahore has been achieved with the construction of Muhammad Ali Johar Sports Complex in Johar Town. He said that quality and healthy recreational opportunities of sports will be available to the youth due to this sports complex as a result of which a confident and bold leadership will be available to Pakistan.
 
He said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Muhammad Ali Johar Sports Complex in Johar Town and talking to media-men, here today. Provincial Minister for Auqaf Haji Ehsan-un-Din Qureshi, Members National and Provincial Assembly, Commissioner and District Coordination Officer, Lahore, Director General PHA, sports lovers and a large number of players were also present on the occasion.
 
Addressing the function, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that healthy minds constitute a healthy nation. He said that sports promote high values like sportsman spirit and tolerance in human. He said that Punjab government is constructing sports grounds of international standard for providing best sports facilities to the youth and promoting healthy activities all over the province. He said that the youth by taking benefit from sports facilities not only win laurels for the country and the nation but also play their effective role in building a new Pakistan.
 
Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that we are moving ahead speedily for providing best recreational facilities to the masses and promoting sports activities and parks are being beautified throughout the province. He announced that Punjab will be made the province of sports and flowers. While congratulating the District Administration and PHA for constructing sports complex of international standard in Johar Town, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that the construction of hockey stadium has also been started in Johar Town and an Astroturf will also be laid in this stadium. He said that there was disappointment among the youth with regard to provision of sports facilities but opportunities of progress are providing to them through best and quality sports facilities. He said that Punjab government is taking concrete measures for promoting sports. He said that provision of such facilities will yield positive results and constitute a healthy society.
 
International Cricket Empire Aleem Dar addressing the function said that Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is creating a new hope and infusing the spirit of progress among youth by providing sports facilities. He said that such players would be produced by taking benefit from these facilities who will win laurels for the country and the nation at international level. Earlier, the Chief Minister unveiled the plaque of Muhammad Ali Johar Sports Complex. He was also given a briefing by PHA with regard to existing sports facilities in this sports complex. The Chief Minister also inaugurated table tennis court and cricket ground on this occasion. He witnessed the table tennis match and also played inaugural shots.