Islamabad, April 22, 2014 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination, Mr. Riaz Hussain Pirzada said that financial assistance will only be given to the deserving sports persons. He said this while chairing the second meeting of the committee for the administration of Pakistan Sports Foundation relief fund, here on 22nd April, 2014 at Committee Room, Pakistan Sports Board, Islamabad.
The main purpose of this fund is to give financial assistance to all the deserving sportspersons, who couldn’t bear their expenses and are living hand to mouth. It was decided the meetings that assistance will be given to those sportsperson who have won a medal (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE) while competing at international level, participated at international level Destitute sports persons who are and the above 50.
Previously PSB was only entertaining those applicants who were being recommended by their sports federation, but now it was decided that PSB instead of relying on the sports federation should also reach to the genuine sports persons for financial assistance. Provincial governments, and institutions like PIA, Pakistan Railways etc. may also recommend the cases of justifiable sportspersons directly to the PSB.
The Minister also added that he would engage all big corporations to support this fund so that maximum assistance would be given to our to our national heroes. Towards the end it was decided that specific criterion keeping in view the above mentioned points will be made in next few days and will be presented to Minister for kind approval. The meeting was also attended by secretary, IPC, DG Pakistan Sports Board.
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