Sports

LAHORE – Head of Women Wing and General Manager Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shahid Aslam has said that girls must come forward in sports as there are abundant opportunities for female athletes in the country.

He was speaking at a seminar on the topic of “How to move forward in life and get opportunities in Sports” for girls organized by the University of Punjab, PCB Women Wing and Galaxy Sports Academy at Punjab University News Campus Gymnasium here on Monday.

Also present at the occasion US Consulate Lahore cultural affairs assistant Sultan Qureshi, cultural affairs specialist Tanveer Hassan, PU director Sports Tahira Saleem, Professor Dr. Tahir Nazeer, coach Pakistan deaf cricket team Nadeem Zafar, Manager Communication Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Sajjad Hafeez, Officer Communication Health Department Punjab Hina Riaz, Pakistan US Alumnae Network Lahore Chapter (PUAN) President Zain Majid, lecturer GCU Atif Shafiq, GSA president Muhammad Babur and GSA CEO , international hockey player Rabia Qadir.

Shahid Aslam said the right decision at the right time is the key to success, there are a lot of opportunities for girls but they must take advantage of those opportunities.

He said female player must not restrict themselves to one area as they can be good coaches, trainers and get success in other sports fields and move forward in life. PU director sport Tahira Saleem highlighted the PU achievements in sports and lighted what her institute offering to female players. She said talented players can study in PU free of cost and PU is the winner of HEC all-around trophy winner from decades now due to hard work of players and coaches.

Ms Tahira said PU vice chancellor and other management members are very supportive and provided all the resources which they demanded. She thanked the Galaxy Sports Academy management on holding a seminar on such an important topic and also PCB women wing.

CEO of Galaxy Rabia Qadir said due to lack of guidance female players facing a lot of problems which affects their lives.”Sooner or later through this career mentoring program we are trying to tell them they can choose other fields of sports after retirement or during career if they do not make it to national and international as a player”, she added.

GSA president Muhammad Babur announced that a media platform would be launched very soon through which female player can raise their voice and talk freely on different problems they face and this platform also highlight their achievements in sports and other fields of life.