Lahore to host 14 events during South Asian Games
LAHORE – The organizing committee of the South Asian Games 2023 has decided to form sub-committees to coordinate with each other for the smooth and successful conduct of the event.
Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Fuad Hashim Rabbani presided over an important meeting to review arrangements and other details of South Asian Games 2023 at Secretary Office Punjab Stadium on Thursday. The establishment of South Asian Games 2023 Secretariat in Lahore, venues, transportation, accommodation and other facilities were discussed in detail during the important meeting.
Additional Secretary Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Syed Waqar-ul-Hasan, DG Pakistan Sports Board Col (R) Asif Zaman, DG Sports Punjab Javed Chohan, Secretary POA Khalid Mehmood, Joint Secretary IPC Fayyaz, Deputy Secretary POA Muhammad Jahangir, Associate Secretary POA Ahmer Malik, Treasurer POA Muhammad Shafiq, Director Pakistan Coaching Centre Nasrullah Rana, Secretary PbOA Idris Khawaja, Staff Officer PSB Musa Haseeb and other officials attended the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, Rabbani said that overall 27 sports disciplines would be competed in South Asian Games 2023 out of which 14 will be staged in Lahore. “The venues of two sports disciplines will be decided in the coming days.”
Rabbani said that the best accommodation and other facilities would be provided to all participating international contingents and their officials during the South Asian Games 2023. “The holding of South Asian Games in Pakistan will portray country’s soft image among the international community,” he added.
Additional Secretary IPC Syed Waqar-ul-Hasan said: “Pakistan is a peaceful and sports-loving country where all international sports events could be organized quite smoothly.” DG Sports Punjab Javed Chohan said that the SBP would fully cooperate for holding of South Asian Games 2023. “The South Asian Games is a major sports event and definitely, it will play a key role in the promotion of sports culture in the country.”