Agency Cricket Tournament starts at Bajaur


Bajaur Agency—Agency Cricket Tournament has started at Bajaur Sports Complex Khar here on Tuesday under Sarhad Rural Support Program. Assistant Political Agent Bajaur Agency Tariq Khan inaugurated the tournament while Commandant Chitral Scout Col Tahir Khan Qaimkhani was the chief guest on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Col Tahir Khan said that promotion of sports activities in Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) especially militancy affected areas can restore peace.
He said sports is very important for a healthy society and curbing militancy and other criminal activities, adding that peace has restored in tribal areas due to sacrifices of local people and security forces and people are living normal life.
Col Tahir said FATA youth is very talented and could be part of national teams if a chance is given. He said the security forces are encouraging and promoting sports activities for youth in FATA.
Speaking on the occasion, APA Tariq Khan said that political administration is taking measures for promotion of sports and utilizing all available resources. He said that a total 17 teams would participate in the tournament that would continue for a week.—APP