The Islamabad Men and Women Futsal Championship-2017 started here on Friday at Rodham Hall, Pakistan Sports Complex.
The Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination , Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the Championship. Speaking on the occasion, he said players were ambassadors of the country as they symbolized Pakistan’s image abroad.
“The Prime Minister of Pakistan is keen for promoting sports in the country,” he said. Pirzada said the grounds that were seen empty sometime before had now been jam packed with sports lovers. PSB Director General Dr. Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera was also present on the occasion. As many as 16 teams are participating in the three-day Futsal Championship which would be played on knockout basis.—APP