PM pledges full support for promotion of kids sports
May 23, 2023 08:07 AM
Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif solemnly opened the 34th National Games in Quetta on Monday.
In his inaugural address, he pledged to use all available resources to promote sports in the country.
The Prime Minister stated that the federal government will make every effort to assist the province administration of Balochistan in reviving sports and recreational activities for the youth.
He stated that our young have many talents that must be fully utilised in order to mainstream their part in the country's growth.
He said that the government's top priority were youth capacity building and providing them with greater prospects.
The Prime Minister stated that staging National Games in Balochistan reflects national unity and the Baloch people's great love for Pakistan.
He stated that peace has returned to Balochistan after years of unyielding effort and sacrifice on the part of the people and security forces.
Shehbaz Sharif praised law enforcement, sports associations from around the country, and administrative officials for organising the games.
The prime minister said that the national games were being held in the province after a lapse of 19 years.
“Holding of the national games in this historic city, manifests the national unity and strength and patriotism for the motherland,” he added.
The prime minister further observed that the young people of Pakistan possessed huge potential which could be utilized in different categories of games, so that they could further bring successes to the country.
Assuring government’s complete support, he said in the past, they had distributed laptops, established Danish schools and promoted games, besides, awarding the high achievers.
He said in the field of sports, they were committed to provide all available resources to the youth because a nation became healthy if its youth was healthy and could achieve progress if its young segment was properly educated.
The prime minister said that specter of terrorism in the past had affected different parts of the country with the terrorists mounting attacks on GHQ and Army Public School.
The armed forces and law enforcement agencies had decided to eradicate the menace with the support the nation, he said, adding in that fight, officers and personnel of the armed forces and law enforcing agencies and people from all segments of society offered huge sacrifices, so that the curse of terrorism could be crushed forever.
The prime minister said the whole nation saluted all those who faced terrorism bravely and offered sacrifices.
They foiled the nefarious designs of the enemies who wanted destruction of the country, he added.
Referring to May 9 incidents, the prime minister said a Pakistani could not harbour such a destructive thinking, but belonged to thinking of an enemy of the country.
He said on that day, miscreants torched Quaid’s (Corps Commander) House in Lahore like the terrorists had set Quaid’s Residency in Ziarat on fire.
The prime minister stressed that they should take steps within the confines of laws and constitution so that these incidents could not be repeated.
He said May 9 would always be remembered as the blackest day in the country’s history and the incidents that took place on that day were highly condemnable. He regretted that the miscreants also disrespected the monuments of the shuhada.
The prime minister reiterated that with the support of nation, they would rebuild Pakistan in all sectors and fields.
He also congratulated the governor, the chief minister and the management committee for making excellent arrangements to host the national games.