ISLAMABAD The Prime Minister Task Force on Sports has recommended two percent tax on the each cigarette packet the earning of which will be utilised for the promotion of sports in the country. The Task Force met here on Thursday at the Ministry of Sports, Pakistan Sports Complex in the chair of Federal Minister for Sports Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani. President Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Lt. Gen (retd) Syed Arif Hasan, former sports minister Pir Aftab Hussain Jillani attended the meeting with other top officials. After the meeting, Federal Minister for Sports told reporters that the house suggested to impose two percent tax on each packet of cigarette. We also recommended collecting funds for sports at district level to be used at grass root level, he said. We want to promote sports activities at school level and there will be six sports disciplines will be mandatory for each school. Federal Secretary for Sports and Federal Secretary for Education will jointly work out for sports events in collaboration with provincial stakeholders, he viewed. Jakhrani said that the house also requested Prime Minister to help vacate the sports facilities which had been occupied by Rangers and other forces especially in NWFP. It is also decided in the meeting that the grounds would be named with our national heroes in their respective regions, he informed. He further said that a Sports Development Committee had been also formed in the meeting under the supervision of President POA Lt. Gen (Retd) Arif Hasan. However, both committees would complete their task in 45 days. Our focus is on lower level. We want to provide international standard facilities at the grass root level, he asserted. Responding to a question he said that