LAHORE - Secretary Sports Punjab M Aamir Jan presided over an important meeting of representatives of all sports associations of the province here at Punjab Stadium on Tuesday.

The participants discussed different ways and means for the promotion of sports in the province. Director Sports M Anees Sheikh, Director Admin Javed Rasheed Chohan, Punjab Olympic Association (PbOA) secretary Idris Haider Khawaja, Deputy Directors Tariq Wattoo, Hafeez Bhatti and Assistant Director Zahoor Ahmed, Shafqat Ali, Liaqat Ali, Sh Mazhar, Naeem Akhtar and M Pervez were also present during the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, Aamir Jan announced that Sports Board Punjab (SBP) would give grant to sports associations to hold sports events in the province. A high-profile committee will also be formed to monitor all the sports affairs in the province. "The committee will likely to be comprised of PbOA secretary Idris Haider Khawaja, Salman Iqbal Butt, Saba Waris, Arshad Sattar and representatives of the SBPO,” he said.

Aamir said: "The Sports Board Punjab, on the recommendations of newly-constituted committee, will also extend financial help to those needy players who have enough potential to feature in international sports competitions. The successful athletes will also be rewarded upon their return from international events.”

He informed the meeting that a 5-year sports plan would also finalised in consultation with the SBP committee. "A sports calendar will also be introduced in the province and according to that calendar, sports competition will be organised at district, divisional and provincial level,” he added.The secretary sports said that the doors of the Sports Board Punjab are  open for all sports associations and talented individuals. "We are committed to take collective efforts for the promotion of sports in the province,” he said.

The participants whole-heartedly appreciated the announcements of Secretary Sports Punjab.