The opening ceremony of divisional level competitions under Punjab Youth Festival was held at Sports Stadium Sargodha where scores of players staged a protest against missing facilities.

At the inauguration ceremony, the players from all four districts of the division including Sargodha, Khushab, Mianwali and Bhakkar were present. Parliamentary Secretary Hamid Hameed and Sargodha Division Commissioner Tariq Mehmood were the chief guests.

The players said that the organisers of Punjab Youth Festival in Sargodha had not made proper arrangements nor did they provide them with uniform, sports equipments, travelling expenses and residential facility.

They demanded that the Punjab chief minister should take a stern action against “misappropriation of funds”.