KP Govt desirous to host next PSL matches: CM
– inaugurates squash complex, open air gym, executive hostel
PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mehmood Khan Wednesday said the provincial government was making efforts to host next PSL matches in the provincial capital.
Talking to media here during his visit to Arbab Niaz Stadium, he said work on the stadium was in full swing and to be completed within stipulated time as per international standard.
He said the government was promoting sports and in all divisional headquarters sports stadium were being constructed with a view to promote sports besides haunting new talent.
He said during last five years the sport sector was given full attention and several initiatives were taken in this regard. To a question, he said Rs 2 million would be given to each press club in tribal districts.
Earlier, Mahmood Khan along with legendaries Jansher Khan, Qamar Zaman, and former World No. 2 Mohib Ullah Wednesday inaugurated international standard Squash Complex named after Qamar Zaman at a cost of Rs. 119 million at vicinity of the Qayyum Sports Complex.
Besides the Qamar Zaman Squash Complex, he also inaugurated open air gym at the cost of Rs. 2.2 million and similarly 99 more would be set up all across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Former World Champion Jansher Khan, Qamar Zaman, Mohib Ullah Khan, Adviser to the Chief Minister Ajmal, MPAs Fazal-e-Elahi, Asif Khan, Malik Wajid, Secretary Sports Khushal Khan, Director General Sports Asfandyar Khan Khattak, Director Sports Rashida Ghaznavi, Director Operation Syed Saqlain Shah, former Asian Gold Medalist Aamir Atlas, a good numbers of squash players, contractors were also present.
The Squash Complex has four international standard and one practicing squash courts with wooden floor and glass walls, hotel for 40 players and 12 executive rooms, washroom blocks for female and male, female and male changing areas, and a well equip mini-gymnasium covering 3.5 kanal of lands.
The squash courts have a total cost Rs. 95 million, hostel cost Rs. 25 million and other developmental work like gymnasium, washrooms, changing area cast of Rs. 4 million. The hostel is constructed at a covering area of 3954 feet, squash court 6426 feet, washrooms block, changing area 1260 feet. – APP