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9 Apr, 2015

Ex-greats call for promoting sports culture in Pakistan – DAWN.COM

LAHORE: A number of renowned international players attended a grand function arranged by the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace at a local hotel on Monday night where they urged the need to promote sporting culture in the country.

Hockey Olympians Tariq Aziz, Akhtar Rasool Chaudhary, Col Mudassar Asghar, Manzoor-ul-Hasan Senior, Mohammad Usman and squash legend Jehangir Khan were amongst the prominent former players who delivered speeches with presidents and secretaries of various national sports federations also in attendance.

More importantly, the distance between the government and the POA seemed to be reduced further as two government officials including Ijaz Chaudry, the federal sports ministry secretary, and Director General Punjab Sports Board (SBP) Usman Anwar also present.

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