By Hamid Khan Wazir
WANA, Pakistan: There is a good news for the dwellers of the South Waziristan, a district Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as the long-neglected region would soon have a National level Sports Stadium.
MNA Ali Wazir demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan for the establishment of a national-level Sports Stadium at his Constituency NA-50.
The MNA’s efforts yielded results as the prime minister directed the Directorate of Sports Merged Areas Peshawar for taking necessary measures to ensure the establishment of the national level sports facility in the area.
Soon after the prime minister’s directives, the Directorate of Sports Merged Areas Peshawar wrote to the Deputy Commissioner Tribal District South Waziristan to identify a feasible site in NA-50 for the establishment of National level Sports Complex on an urgent basis.
KPK Sports Department asks DC to identify feasible site for the facility
The letter, a copy of which is available with this scribe, reads, “Kindly refer to the section officer Sports department government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa letter No. SO (Sports) 2-76/IPC/2020/9629-32 dated 17 August 2020 on the subject cited above and to state that MNA NA-50 South Waziristan Ali Wazir addressed a demand to the honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan for the establishment of National level sports Stadium at his constituency.”
“It is stated that the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been implementing Accelerated Implementation Programme (AIP) for the rapid development of Merged Areas,” the letter reads.
It stated, “The fund of Rs. 750 million (250 million for up-gradation and rehabilitation of existing sport facilities while 500 million of new sports facility) has been allocated for district south Waziristan under AIP.”
The letter reads, “Therefore, you are hereby requested to kindly identify a feasible site in NA-50 for the establishment of National level Sports Complex and intimate this office and further necessary action and the matter may please be treated as most urgent.”
Ali Wazir sought suggestions from the public pertaining to the most suitable site for the establishment of the national level Sports Stadium.
“My choice may be Daza Guanday area which is the center of Wana subdivision,’ he said.
While giving justification about his choice, Ali Wazir elaborated that a stadium is under construction in the area of Spin Tanai while the Sports Stadium is completed at Toi Khula.
Talking about Shakai and Tiarza, he stated that a stadium is under-construction at Balapatar area.
Similarly, he said that a stadium is under-construction to meet the needs of Ragazai, Sholam, and Manara.
Moreover, the MNA argued that the stadium facility has already existed in Wana city as well; hence Daza Guanday might be the ideal and best place to set up the facility there because it will cover most areas of Wana, Birmal, and Zarmalina.
However, he even then asked the people to give their suggestions in order to speed up the process on the much-needed project so as to construction work could be started at the earliest.