Quetta: The Balochistan sports festival will begin on the 22nd of March 2014 and has been organized on the decision of the Balochistan Minister for Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Mujeeb-ur-Rehman. The event will be held with an objective to provide entertainment and sporting opportunities for the people of Balochistan.
The Balochistan Sport’s Festival will continue till the 29th of March and would contain 26 different sports activities. The Minister further stated in a conference at the Quetta Press Club on Tuesday that the sports week will be organized at Quetta and 800 contestants will be taking part in the competition that will be selected from six divisions of the province.
The Minister also said that the National Games will also be held following the sports week. He said it would be easier for the athletes to become a part of the national team, if they are provided opportunities of sports through such events. Youngsters according to the minister are not confident about taking part in sports due to lack of such opportunities.
The minister declared that sports activities will be promoted at the school level and inter-school and university competitions will be held among various colleges and universities. The conference was also attended by Chief Minister’s spokesperson Jan Muhammad Buledi, Secretary Sports Hafiz Basit, Director Sports Nazar Baloch and Khair Jan Baloch.