ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has announced lifting of the ban on departmental sports in the Country.
The ban was imposed by the previous government asking all public departments, corporations, and autonomous bodies to stop their funding of sports teams in 30 different disciplines.
The decision had led thousands jobless from the positions of departmental sports.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif after assuming office pledged to restore the departmental sports with an aim to promote healthy games among the youth.
وزیرِ اعظم شہباز شریف کی دولتِ مشترکہ کھیلوں اور اسلامی یکجہتی کھیلوں میں میڈل جیتنے والے کھلاڑیوں سے ملاقات۔ pic.twitter.com/cbybGPoovo
— Prime Minister’s Office (@PMO_PK) August 25, 2022
Meanwhile, Shahbaz Sharif met the athletes who won medals in Commonwealth Games and Islamic Solidarity Games.
The prime minister also distributed cash prizes among the players from the government.