ISLAMABAD: Federal Coordination Committee of Sports activities, headed by Federal Minister of Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Dr Fehmida Mirza, on Monday got here down exhausting on the Pakistan Olympic Affiliation for the poor efficiency of nationwide athletes within the Tokyo Video games and reiterated its demand for the incumbent POA president’s resignation.
“All the participants expressed concern over Pakistan’s performance in the recent Olympics and said that the POA has failed to perform its duties. The main reason for the decline in the Olympics and the dismal position is POA president retired Lt General Arif Hasan and secretary Khalid Mahmood, all the representatives at the meeting stressed that the POA president should resign for the betterment of sports,” learn a press launch issued after the assembly.
The fifth assembly of the committee was attended by members together with sports activities representatives from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan and Punjab. IPC Federal Secretary Mohsin Mushtaq and DG PSB retired Colonel Asif Zaman have been additionally current on the assembly.
The press launch additional said that the IPC minster mentioned that there is no such thing as a construction of sports activities governance within the nation.
“It is very important to have a policy for its improvement and a new policy is being given for merit as there is a need for sports structure in the country,” it quoted her saying.
She mentioned that the federal government is introducing a brand new Nationwide Sports activities Coverage for the betterment of sports activities ‘very soon’ and opinion of all stakeholders is being included on this regard. It was additionally agreed within the assembly that POA shouldn’t be taking part in its function and an opaquely-elected president and secretary basic have been a loss for Pakistan’s sports activities for the final a number of years, on this regard an advert hoc committee needs to be shaped.
Representatives of the provinces remarked that they’re eagerly ready for the sports activities coverage which might assist in improvement of gamers all through the nation.
Revealed in Daybreak, August 24th, 2021