Int’l sports to highlight positive image of city globally: commissioner

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui on Wednesday said prime minister of Pakistan’s announcement of restoration of international cricket was good news for Karachiites. International sports activities in Karachi would highlight positive image of the city across the world.

“Sport is effective mean of connection among common men, the government and institutions. Sports activities could propagate peace, tolerance, brotherhood and love in the city,” he said while addressing a monthly review meeting of Divisional Sports Committee (DSC) held at his office.

Director Local Government & focal person DSC Ms Rubina Asif, Director Sports South Asif Azeem, Sports Advisor National Bank of Pakistan Ghulam Muhammed Khan, Chairman Pakistan Youth Sports Syed Khurram Arif, General Secretary Sindh Boxing Association Muhammed Asghar Baloc, Secretary Pakistan Tennis Federation Muhammed Khalid Rehmani, Sports Consultant Sindh Sports Board Musheer Rabbani, Deputy Director Sports Department Sindh Shehzad Pervez, Secretary Sindh Olympic Association Ahmed Ali Rajput and representatives of Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), Pakistan Railways and DHA were also present on the occasion.

The commissioner said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa team had taken with them message of peace and love from Sindh by winning Pent-angular Cricket Tournament.

The meeting was informed that BIEK had started sports activities. Railway Stadium would be rehabilitated to promote sports activities there. A committee headed by Rubina Asif was also formed for this.

“Where there will be sports, there will be peace, there will be industrial, trade and economic development, chances of new jobs and prosperity,” Siddiqui said.

All the members of the committee detailed the meeting about holding of sports activities by their organisations.

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