27,000 athletes to feature in talent hunt programme [Dawn]

27,000 athletes to feature in talent hunt programme [Dawn]

LAHORE: Overall 27,000 athletes from across the Punjab province will take part in different sports competitions to be held during 2017 under the Khadm-e-Punjab Talent Hunt Programme, Sports Board Punjab announced here on Wednesday.

A meeting in this regard was held here on Wednesday to decide the mechanism of all the activities relating to the said programme.

The meeting was attended by various legendary sports personalities including hockey Olympians Shahnaz Sheikh, Akhtar Rasool, Asif Bajwa, Atif Bashir, Danish Kaleem, former PHF secretary retired Brig Mussaratullah Khan, former Pakistan Test captain Intikhab Alam (cricket), Salman Iqbal Butt (athletics), Adil Abdullah Rokhari (badminton), Chaudhry Arshad Jatt (kabaddi), Madeeha Latif (women’s kabaddi), Olympian Shabana Akhtar (athletics), Azhar Khan, Shahid Nazir, Ashiq Hussain Qureshi (cricket), retired Col. Mujahid Tareen (football) and M.B. Javed (volleyball).

Zulfiqar Ghumman, DG Sports Board Punjab, said the various sports competitions under the programme would first be held at tehsil level, then at district level before finally moving to the divisional level.

Published in Dawn, 26 January 2017