ISLAMABAD The Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) has decided to lodge an appeal against the verdict of Lahore High Court in which the court declared the two-terms section of the National Sports Policy (NSP) against the human rights. Federal Minister for Sports, Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, told reporters after presiding over a meeting of the PSB Executive Committee that the cabinet approved the NSP in 2005 and the House decided to defend it in the court of law. Pakistan Tennis Federations President Senator Dilawar Abbass has promised to follow the NSP but he went to court. This is not fair, he added. Jakhrani, who is also President of the PSB, further said that the House also approved the affiliation of the Pakistan Softball Federation while turned down the requests of Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Federation and Pakistan Circle Kabaddi Federation (PKF). We were not much aware of tenpin. In the presence of Pakistan Kabaddi Federation which is working smoothly, there is no need to give affiliation to any other such body, he viewed. Replying a question, the Sports Minister said the PSB general council and executive committee meeting would be held in December this year 2010. There will be single item on the agenda: the promotion of sports. It will be a marathon meeting and will conclude after we get results. Federations will be asked to give their suggestions, he maintained. We will call the executive committee meeting quarterly instead of holding it in six or seven months. We will hold the general council meeting after a gap of six years. Last time, it was held in 2004 and now we want to take concrete step for raising the standard of sports in the country. We will disburse the annual grant on performance bases, he said. The Minister revealed that they were spending Rs.54 million on Asian Games which would kick off from November 12 at Guangzhou, China. Pakistan will feature in 16 disciplines which include national game hockey, boxing, baseball, snooker, judo, kabaddi, karate, sailing, shooting, he added. I am optimistic that our athletes will show sparking performance in the Asian Games. We have bright chances of winning medals in hockey, wrestling, boxing, sailing, shooting and squash. We have adequate talent in sports but we have limited resources. However, the ministry is doing its best to provide maximum resources to our national athletes, he viewed. Responding to a question, he said that all the recommendations were not implemented 100 percent. We will implement suggestions and recommendations suitable for enhancing standard of sports activates in the country, he said.