By Sulman Ahmed
Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi has approved the Ramadanul Mubarak Sports Series during a meeting at his office.
He emphasized that the government aims to foster the talent of young people by encouraging them to engage in sports activities. The promotion of sports is a top priority for the Punjab government, and the series will provide opportunities for more and more youth to participate in sports competitions, he noted. The series will feature football, table tennis, badminton, hockey, kabaddi, and cricket competitions. Teams from nine divisions will participate in the contests, which will be sponsored, with no government funds allocated. The winning teams will receive cash prizes totaling 8.5 million rupees, with cricket, hockey, kabaddi, football, table tennis, and badminton winners each receiving a cash prize of two lakhs.
The mini-hockey stadium will host nightly hockey matches from April 7 to 11, while football and kabaddi matches will take place at the Punjab Football Stadium. Table tennis matches will be held at the sports gymnasium, badminton matches at the international gymnasium hall, and cricket matches at the LCCA cricket ground. A total of 903 players and officials from 57 teams will participate in the sports competitions, the meeting was told.
The meeting was attended by various officials, including Provincial Information Minister Amir Mir, Sports Adviser Wahab Riaz, the chief secretary, secretary sports, secretary information, commissioner and DC Lahore, and DG Sports Punjab. The event aims to provide a platform for young people to showcase their athletic abilities while promoting the importance of sports in society.
MS Allied Hospital removed
Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi has taken strict notice of poor cleanliness arrangements and complaints about the lack of medical facilities during his visit to Allied Hospital Faisalabad and removed MS Allied Hospital Faisalabad Dr. Arshad Ali Cheema from his post. He is directed to report to the specialized healthcare & medical education department which has issued a notification in regard.