Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Dr Fehmida Mirza on Friday launched the Elite Pool Portal which was a centralized database of players aimed at providing best opportunities for the growth of athletes in sports.
Minister launched the portal which was devel-oped to identify and scout players of different sports.
“Database enables the government to monitor the performance of players and find them the right opportunities for their growth,” she said talking to media here at the Pakistan Sports Complex.
Dr.Fehmida who was also President, Pakistan Sports Board inaugurated PSB’s Elite Pool and a modern Cafeteria in a ceremony held here.
She also virtually inaugurated the Boxing Gym-nasium at Karachi and a Hockey Turf at Quetta.
A Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) official said the Boxing Gymnasium had been in pipeline since 2004 but it was the personal attention of Minister that saw the fruition of the project.
The gymnasium was a gift to the youth of the Liyari and will help groom boxing talent of the area.
Hockey Stadiums throughout the country are be-ing revamped and new turfs are being laid out to help the sport regain its past glory.
Seven cities were chosen to upgrade their turfs on a priority basis.Minister despite political commitments took time out to launch new projects and met athletes at PSB. —APP