Prime Minister Imran Khan broke the news that the government of Pakistan is preparing a cricket ground for the youngsters of Bani Gala in Islamabad Capital Territory.
Imran Khan said, “InshaAllah, we are planning for sports grounds at Union Council level all over Pakistan.”
Imran Khan, a cricketer turned politician, led the winning team of Pakistan in 1992 Cricket World Cup and after joined politics and established Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which gained power after 22 years of struggle.
Prime Minister has strong supporter of sports activities and more grounds for youth so young blood of the country engaged themselves in positive activities instead oof menace of drugs.
It is pertinent to note that the headquarters of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and cricket’s main training academy in the country are both situated at Gaddafi Stadium.
Last year in December, Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed necessary steps to be taken for promotion of all those sports which had given identity and recognition to the country at international level. He made these remarks on the foundation stone of Hayatabad Sports Complex Upgradation Project.
The Prime Minister said the PTI government kicked off mega projects for promotion of sports and strengthening of sports infrastructure in KP and Hayatabad sports complex upgradation project was a testimony of it.
He said Pakistan has the second highest youth population in the world, therefore, international level sports facilities should be provided to youth by engaging them in positive and healthy activities.
The Prime Minister was told that under the upgradation project, an international standard cricket ground would be constructed besides increasing seating capacity for spectators, installation of digital scoreboard, general public stands and all other related sports facilities to hold international level matches on this venue.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated a fitness gymnasium and swimming pool for women having modern facilities.
The Prime Minister was briefed about ongoing construction work at Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium at Peshawar besides laying the foundation stone of Cricket Stadium at Kalam and Grassy Cricket Sports Ground at Swat.