Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that despite his great talent, Pakistan was lagging behind the rest of the world due to political interference, mismanagement and a lack of sports facilities.
Speaking at a meeting of the Sports Task Force here at the PM office, he said youth’s talent for sport could be highlighted by providing facilities and competitive conditions.
The meeting was attended by Minister for the Coordination of Provinces Fehmida Mirza, Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, special assistants Naeem ul Haq and Iftikhar Durrani, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Ihsan Mani, and other officials.
The task force presented its report to the prime minister on reasons for decline in all sports sectors and recommendations for improving it.
The meeting reviewed the performance of all sports associations, including hockey, cricket and squash, and decided to restructure the existing sports boards.
It also decided to introduce a new organizational structure for the renaissance of sport to bring international laurels to Pakistan.