LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada said that football was the most popular game of the world and Pakistan has also been blessed with plenty of football talent.
“We just need to discover and polish that talent with some sincere efforts,” he expressed these views while presiding over a meeting held for the growth of football at National Hockey Stadium on Thursday.
Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman, Secretary Sports Punjab Nayyar Iqbal and other officials were also present on this occasion.
Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada, who was addressing the meeting through video link, reiterated his stance to provide best facilities to young potential football players besides organising tournaments in educational institutions. “Holding tournaments in schools and colleges is the best way to promote any game among young generation. We will take every possible measure to trace talented football players from across the province,” he added.
Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman said playing football is the best way to attain top class fitness level. “Dozens of sports grounds have been constructed in various cities of the province so that young players can take part in healthy sporting activities at their home grounds,” he elaborated. He urged the young players of the province to play football with a passion and earn good name for their country in this game. NNI