Dr. Fehmida Mirza distributes cash awards among 13th South Asian Games medalists
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC), Dr Fehmida Mirza on Monday distributed cheques in Islamabad among the members of Pakistan Volleyball Teams including Beach Volleyball team, who won Silver and Bronze Medals respectively in the 13th South Asian Games held in Nepal December 1-10, 2019.
In these games, Pakistan contingent won total 133 medals comprising of 32 Gold, 41 Silver and 60 Bronze Medals. Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Federal Minister for IPC and President, Pakistan Sports Board while appreciating untiring efforts of sports persons who brought laurel for the country and support them financially at this crucial time of need when the sports activities have been suspended worldwide due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister distributed cheques among 18 players of Pakistan Volleyball teams in two sessions to ensure their safety and observing SOPs set by the government. The Minister stated that the federal government was fully aware of the problems of sportspersons and playing its due role for promotion of sports in the country.
She urged that provinces should come forward for uplifting standards of the games in the country and promote sports from grass roots level by adopting best practices of the world as the provinces are primarily responsible for the sports under the 18th Constitutional Amendment. – APP