NA body wants provinces to hold snooker events to encourage youth

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Wednesday suggested provincial governments and district managements of all the provinces to organize events to mobilize the youth towards the game of billiards and snooker.

The IPC Standing Committee was held here at Parliament House under the Chairmanship of Abdul Qahar Khan Wadan, MNA, to discuss the affairs of Pakistan Billiard and Snooker Federation (PBSF) and its future programme.

The PBSF Chairman briefed the committee about the aims objectives and achievements of Federation. He told the Committee that at present Pakistani players got 11 medals in international, regional and other championships.

The Committee asked the Federation to come up with complete working papers including their requirements and deficiencies in the next meeting so that the Committee may discuss and suggest the remedial measures.

The Committee suggested that the funding of the title and medal winning events should be enhanced for encouragement of the Billiard and Snooker players.

Further, the Committee appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Cricket Board for organizing the cricket matches at the level of World XI which has opened the doors for the revival of cricket and other sports activities in Pakistan.

The Meeting was attended by Rana Mohammad Afzal Khan, Chaudhary Nazeer Ahmed, Siraj Mohammad Khan, Iqbal Mohammad Ali Khan and Khalid Hussain Magsi MNAs, Minister of State and Senior Officers of IPC Ministry, Director General, National Internship Program, President, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), Chairman, Pakistan Billiard and Snooker Federation and Director General, Pakistan Sports Board.