Press Release

Islamabad: 31st August, 2016: Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada called an emergency meeting in his office today which was attended among others, by Federal Secretary, IPC and Director General, Pakistan Sports Board. The Minister expressed serious concern and dissatisfaction over the prevailing state of affairs of sports in the country particularly the pathetic performance of Pakistan Cricket Team at the Pakistan Vs England 3rd ODI on 30th August 2016 as well as retreat of Pakistan Contingent at the Rio Olympics.

The Minister asserted that Pakistan never faced such a distressing situation. He further stated that the Government could not tolerate such a humiliating situation as a silent spectator. He reiterated his determination to catch hold of the lapses and shortcomings on our part and adopt measures to regain our lost glory.

The Minister directed the officials at the helm of affairs of sports to arrange an immediate sports seminar of all the stakeholders with a view to take stock of the present situation and make recommendations for immediate remedial measures for consideration by the Prime Minister. He assured of full support of his Ministry for bringing improvement in our standard in sports through short and long term planning.

The Minister for IPC directed PSB to hold sports seminar during the 3rd week of September 2016 at Provincial Headquarters and Islamabad.


Muhammad Azam Dar
D irector (Establishmetn & Coordination)
Pakistan Sports Board