LAHORE – Dubai Islamic Bank has held a sports gala for its employees at the EME Sports Club.

Various events including cricket matches between the staff members both male and female, badminton, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, squash, tug-of-war, relay race, three-legged race and sack race were held during the sports gala.

Talking about sports gala, the President and CEO of Dubai Islamic Bank Junaid Ahmad said that they had held that gala to provide their employees opportunity to enjoy relaxed atmosphere.

"Such events help the workers to feel cool and calm and enjoy the entertaining moments fully. It also creates harmony among them and they get chance to be more close to each other and work like a unit and team in at both office and sports fields," he added.

Junaid said that Pakistanis have great potential in sporting fields and they can bring laurels to the country if they will be provided all the necessary facilities in this regard.

Talking to this scribe here on Saturday, Junaid said Dubai Islamic Bank would try its best to boost the sports across the country and organising this sports gala is the part of that commitment for the promotion of games in Pakistan.

"To support the youngsters in achieving their sports goal and the bank will provide sponsorship to the talented players and make own teams very soon like the other banks. The bank has devised a future plan for the promotion of sports and will play due role in bringing the international sports back to the country by inviting the foreign teams and provide the deprived fans a chance to witness their heroes in action against the international teams," the CEO hoped.

All the spectators present on the occasion were provided free tokens as a lot of prizes were offered through lucky draw. M Ali Raza of Lahore Region won the grand prize 39 inches LCD through lucky draw while Umra ticket winners were Shafqat Raza from Central Region, Subhan Ghani from North Region and Masood Salahuddin from South Region. At the end, chief guest Juniad distributed prizes among the top performers and lucky draw winners.