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Review meeting of Sports and Youth Affairs deptt held

Peshawar: A review meeting of the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs was held at the Civil Secretariat in Peshawar on Monday under the chairmanship of the caretaker Provincial Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs and Science and Technology, Dr. Najibullah. Additional Secretary Sports Hameed Khattak, Director Youth Affairs Irfanullah, Chief Planning Officer Arifullah Shah, and other senior officials attended the meeting.

In the meeting, the caretaker provincial minister was given a comprehensive briefing regarding the sports department and informed about the ongoing projects in the sports sector and their effects. Addressing the meeting, the caretaker sports minister said that we have to provide our children and youth with special platforms where they can have maximum facilities for their career building so that they can be brought to par with the international level. He said that our focus is at the very basic level so that the child can be strengthened from the very foundation.

Dr. Najeebullah said that the career building of their children and youth will start at the Union Council level and be brought to the district level, division level, and then provincial level so that it can be brought up through a proper channel. He said that more and more trainings should be arranged in this regard, and students of schools, colleges, and universities should also be involved in these trainings. The caretaker sports minister directed that qirat, science, and cultural competitions should also be organised for the youth at the school, college, and university levels. He further directed that we have to focus on practical work so that the youth will know that we are trying to improve their future.