ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2017 - The Director General Sports of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, Junaid Khan has said, “no one can ignore the importance of sports and sports oriented activities in making the youth a very beneficial part of the society. We too, he added, are constantly engaged in involving and encouraging our youngsters in sports and promoting sports and to happen this possible, the role of sports journalists equally carries tremendous importance.
While expressing his views during AIPS ASIA Congress-2017, he said that sports journalists while promoting sports, are in fact contributing their vital role towards projection and well-being of sportsmen as well. “In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, sports grounds have been developed even at tehsil level, besides raising the status of two sports complexes; one each in Peshawar and Charsadda districts to international standards”, he said.
The galaxy of sports journalists, at the AIPS ASIA Congress also viewed a presentation made by the Dr. Shafiq-ur-Rehman, Chief Executive of the Rehman Medical Institute; a Peshawar based prominent health institution in the private sector. “We serve the patients coming from Afghanistan as well the central Asian states besides the Pakistanis at the Rehman Medical Institute which is equipped with state of the art health care facilities”, he said. Every year, he added, quite a good number of young doctors are also passed out from this institution. Our institution, Dr. Shafiq ur Rehman said, sponsors and promotes sports activities on regular basis as well and they have been enjoying cooperation from sports journalists for make this possible. Welcoming the hosting of AIPS ASIA Congress-Islamabad, he described the event a good omen towards promotion of sports and sports journalism in this part of the world apart from Pakistan.
Mr. Tajamul Hayat, Chairman of ICMS; another big name amongst the list of prominent educational institutions of the country also made his presence possible at the Congress. “We at ICMS are equally focusing upon academic as well as co-curricular activities and the renowned cricketer and the member of Pakistan National Cricket Team, Umer Gul has been a student here”, he said. Besides, he added, a number of students graduated from ICMS can also be found amongst prominent sports teams of the country too. The ICMS, Mr. Tajamul Hayat said, manages sports events on regular basis every year with the basic aim to promoting sports; encouraging sportsmen and hunting talented ones. We also enjoy cooperation of sports journalists in our sports orienting activities as well. The AIPS ASIA Congress-2017 will indeed prove a mile stone in giving further impetus towards promotion of sports in the region and highly positive results of it are expected to usher in this respect.
Meanwhile, Mr. Gianni Merlo, President, AIPS ASIA delivered souvenirs to Mr. Junaid Khan, Dr. Shafiq ur Rehman and Malik Tajamul Hayat on behalf of the Pakistan Sports Writers Federation.