Press Release

Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani assumes the charge of Minister for Sports today here at Ministry of Sports.

Islamabad 15th December, 2009: Mr. Jakhrani was given maiden comprehensive briefing on the working of Ministry and its affiliated departments, federations and sporting activities in Pakistan. The Federal Secretary Sports Anisul Husnain Musavi gave presentation to the new Minister. The senior officers of Ministry of Sports and Pakistan Sports Board attended the briefing.

Mr. Jakhrani expressed his pleasure that the PM has decided to place right person for the right job. Therefore, he said "The PM deemed it better that I would better serve in sports as I had been keen follower of sports and player of football and Cricket"

Mr Jakhrani resolved to come up to expectation of the Prime Minister and serve the people of Pakistan in the field of Sports to the best of his experience and knowledge. He also expressed his resolution to pursue the ongoing policies of sports ministry to the hilt.

While talking to the media Mr. Jakhrani said the Ministry of Sports will strive to the maximum to give regulations to Pakistan Cricket Board. About IPL fiasco, he said he had come to know about this issue and would enquire about mishandling in seeking the visa for the players despite the NOC was accorded by the Government.

He said the sports in Pakistan are flourishing fast and there is a dire need of massive improvement in sporting fields.


Faik Ali Chachar
Director (PR & MM)
Pakistan Sports Board