Medals can only be won by setting high targets, says DG Sports Board

By Asghar Ali Mubarak

Islamabad: The Director General Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Col. (Retd) Muhammad Asif Zaman believes that medals and laurels can only be won by setting targets high like the Olympics. He said that Tokyo Olympics were just around the corner and our preparations were almost complete. “PSB hopes and prays that our athletes win medals in the event,” he said.”We can win medals by setting our target high like the Olympic Games. I have given cash awards to the youngsters who have won the World and junior Championships. We will support the youth through talent hunt and by all means,” he said in a press conference at the Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad.
“We will move by taking all stake holders on board. My priority will be sportsman and this is why I have declared this year as a Sports Year,” he said.”We are celebrating the 70th year anniversary with China and we also have our 75th Independence Day (August 14). We will continue to hold the sports activities from the Independence Day till the whole year around as to promote youth by holding activities in the regions and the whole country,” he said.
Zaman said we want sports activities to open which has been come to a standstill due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe. “We want to bring children to the grounds so that we can regain our place in the games,” he said.