OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Government College University (GCU) Lahore Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ikramul Haq (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) has said that Pakistan needs well-educated sportsmen to uplift its image aboard. "Sportsmen are true ambassadors of a country and their actions, statements and public behaviour cast huge affect on the image of a country," said the vice chancellor while addressing a delegation of the university sportsmen led by Director Sports Khadim Ali Khan. Prof Ikramul Haq dispelled the impression that sports is wastage of time, saying it makes a person mentally and physically strong. He said sports teach us tolerance and encourages the spirit of competitiveness. The vice chancellor called upon the sportsmen to give proper attention to their studies also, saying that quality education is as important for sportsmen as for anybody else. The university would continue to offer seats on sports basis to encourage the best sportsmen. However, he said, GCU sports merit is as high as its academic merit.