The provincial government has announced plans to establish the region’s first sports school, a significant step toward promoting sports in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The school will focus on providing knowledge and training in sports refereeing, coaching, and other sports-related topics to benefit the province’s athletes and sportsmen.
Atif Khan, the Provincial Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, made the announcement at the inauguration of new squash courts at Frontier College for Women in Peshawar.
The minister stated that the government, led by the Tehreek-e-Insaf, has invested heavily in sports and given it the status of an industry in order to revitalize sports in the region.
The school, the first of its kind in Pakistan, is part of a larger government initiative to build various sports complexes, squash courts, and gymnasiums across the province, with a budget in the billions of rupees. As part of this initiative, 20 squash courts will be built across the province.
Several prominent figures attended the ceremony, including Squash Legend Qamar Zaman, John Sher Khan, Muhabullah, and Frontier College Principal Miss Roshan.
The principal thanked the government for funding the college’s squash court and stated that Frontier College has produced some of the best players in the province and country.
In addition to the squash court at Frontier College, the courts at High School Number One, Government College Peshawar, Government Girls High School Lady Griffith, University Peshawar’s Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Woman Squash Court, and Government High School Nave Clay were also inaugurated on the same day.
It is hoped that these measures will allow Pakistan to reclaim its former position in squash and other sports.
The establishment of the sports school will play a critical role in achieving this goal by providing aspiring athletes with the necessary knowledge and training.
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