Sports Writers play major role in promotion of peace: Qamar Zaman

ISLAMABAD: Squash Legend Qamar Zaman Friday said sports writers play a major role in promotion of peace all around the world as they put life into the stories through their vision.

Speaking in the panel discussion session of International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Congress here at a local hotel, Qamar said Pakistan had ruled in the games of squash, hockey and cricket and sports writers had always supported the players and sport.

Sports writers are backbone of the games without whom sports cannot prosper. he said.

Cricket commentator Raja Asad Ali Khan said these types of congress and workshops should be conducted on regular basis. He also praised Pakistan Sports Writers Association President Amjad Aziz Malik for bringing AIPS congress to Islamabad.

Dr. Junaid Ali Shah said Pakistan Sports Writers Association is doing all-out efforts in promotion of sports in KPK. “Holding this congress in Islamabad would send a positive message to the whole world that Pakistan is a safe country,” he said.

Cricket Commentator Ehtesham ul Haq said sports journalists send a message of peace to the whole world through reporting sports activities.

“Pakistan has suffered a lot from terrorism but now the situation has improved remarkably. Thanks to Pakistan Army and law enforcement agencies for restoring peace in the country,” he said.

Senior sports journalist Zubair Nazeer Khan said sports can help in bringing countries closer to eachother.

The panel discussion was followed by a third session in which videos were shown regarding KPK tourism, Peshawar Zalmis (Pakistan Super League Team) and bowling allies in Pakistan.

The KPK tourism video showed that KPK is known as the tourist hotspot for adventurers and explorers. The province has a varied landscape ranging from rugged mountains, valleys, hills and dense agricultural farms.

A video was also displayed for Peshawar Zalmis and Zalmi foundation. Nosherwan gave the presentation for Zalmi in which he said Zalmi means youth.

“Through sports we want to bring back smiles on faces of our youth. We had installed 150 pitches in KPK and Fata on which more than 10,000 youth practices everyday,” he said and added we want to change the world through sports.