CM Punjab's sports adviser Wahab Riaz announces first-ever Pink Games

In Ramadan this year, Riaz hosted first-ever Ramadan ul Mubarak Sports Series

By Web Desk
June 03, 2023
Wahab Riaz (L) and caretaker CM Punjab Mohsin Naqvi (C) during the closing ceremony of Punjab Hockey Championship 2023 - Instagram/WahabViki

Sports adviser to CM Punjab, Wahab Riaz has announced to host first-ever Pink Games for women athletes from across the province. 

Taking to Twitter, Riaz made the announcement to host mega sports events only for women athletes. The event will run from June 7 to 10. 

"For the first time ever Sports Board of Punjab brings you 'Pink Games 2023' starting 7th June till 10th of June. Stay tuned for some exciting contests," he wrote. 

The event will feature over 700 women athletes in different sports including Archery, Badminton, Cricket, Athletics, Table Tennis, Basketball, and Hockey.

Soon after taking charge as a government official for the very first time, Wahab was seen as too active in sports circles.

In Ramadan this year, Riaz hosted first-ever Ramadan ul Mubarak Sports Series featuring events of badminton, hockey, cricket (tape ball), football, kabaddi, and table tennis.

Riaz determined to revive hockey

Riaz has taken a step to revive the national game, hockey. In a press conference held in Lahore previously, Riaz confirmed that the Punjab government will give monthly stipends to 20 hockey players.

"Chief Minister of Punjab announced monthly stipends for 20 best players. Initially, these players will start getting PKR20,000 each from next month. The pool of 20 will include national and international players," he shared.

"This is just a start. Our aim is to revive our national game to its full potential. We will increase monthly stipends in the future," he added.

Moreover, Wahab ensured that hockey players from small towns will be looked after properly. "We are planning to build a high-class facility for 300 athletes. This project will help us facilitate talented athletes," he said.

"We will train hockey players from small towns and provide them with all the facilities. We are also making efforts to make medical free for our national players," asserted the cricketer-turned-administrator.