ISLAMABAD   -   Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) President Munawwar Hussain Shaikh and Co Chairman Alamgir A Shaikh held a meeting with Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Minister Dr Fehmida Mirza here.

The meeting was also attended by Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Director General. The PBSA briefed the minister about issues including establishment of the snooker academies, cash awards to medal winners, proposed medal tally sheet by PBSA, annual and special grants, NOC matters and upcoming national junior and masters championships.

The minister said that the proposed annual medal tally sheet proposed by PBSA was already under consideration and cash awards for the medal winners would be released as soon as the same is finalized in the Pakistan Sports Board meeting.

The PBSA president also discussed the establishment of snooker academies in the premises of the Pakistan Sports Board's National Training Centres, in major cities of Pakistan. On this, the minister said the ministry is considering the proposal of the PBSA regarding the academies and will inform the same to the association in due course of time. The release of the annual and the special grants of the PBSA was also discussed during the meeting and the minister assured that the funds would be released soon.

Lastly, the delay in issuance of the government NOC for the participating players proceeding abroad was also discussed and the minister has assured that the ministry would look into the matter.