Lahore, November 23, 2022 (PPI-OT):Director General Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi said that Sports Board Punjab is going to establish a top standard Athletics Academy at Nishtar Park Sports Complex on November 11, 2022.
In this regard, Pakistan’s Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist and Olympian Arshad Nadeem called on Director General Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi at his office at National Hockey Stadium on Tuesday.
Director General Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi on this occasion also appointed Olympian Arshad Nadeem as Icon Athlete of SBP Athletics Academy. Director Admin Syed Umair Hassan, Divisional Sports Officer Tariq Khanzada, senior athletics official Salman Butt and others were also present on this occasion.
During the meeting, Director General Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi and Olympian Arshad Nadeem discussed different features and details about the functioning of the SBP Athletics Academy.
Talking on this occasion, Director General Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi informed that 30 selected emerging athletes of 73rd Punjab Games will also be invited at SBP Athletics Academy for training. “These academies in Punjab are being established as per our plan to spread a network of different sports academies to provide top standard training to our talented athletes,” he added.
Olympian Arshad Nadeem on this occasion thanked Director General Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi for establishing athletics academy. “This academy will prove to be a milestone for the promotion of athletics in the Punjab province. Sports Board Punjab has always encouraged talented male and female athletes”.
Arshad Nadeem further said that it is Sports Board Punjab’s valuable cooperation and support due to which I managed to attain a respectable status among the international athletics community. “I am ready to extend full support for the promotion of athletics among the young generation of the province,” he added.
For more information, contact:
Sports Board Punjab
Government of the Punjab
National Hockey Stadium, Ferozepur Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99232501, +92-42-99232502