POA constitute committee to oversee 14th South Asian Games preparations

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Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) on Friday constituted a working committee to oversee the preparations for 14th South Asian Games (SAG) to be held in Pakistan, The News reported today.

The committee was formed after a meeting between POA President Lt Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan and Punjab Sports Minister Rai Taimoor.

Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Gujranwala are the venues where the 14th SAG is scheduled to be held in 2013.

POA Secretary Khalid Mahmood told the English daily that the most important duty assigned to the committee is to compile data regarding sports infrastructure and facilities available in the aforementioned cities including accessibility, parking areas and seating capacities.

The committee will then make recommendations concerning upgradation requirements so that available facilities meet international standards. “This should specially be looked at from the Broadcasting/TV Coverage point of view and other modern systems like scoring screens/systems, sponsors visibility, changing areas,” the secretary said.

“It will also see what sports equipment needs to be imported and installed/placed at competition venues as per international standards.”

Mahmood added that the list of hotels for accommodation of athletes and delegates as per required standard will also be looked at. He said that first presentation would be given to Chairman Organising Committee by April 15.

The committee comprises Muhammad Aamir Jan, President, Punjab Olympic Association (PbOA), Adnan Arshad Aulakh, Director General, Sports Board Punjab (SBP), Muhammad Khalid Mahmood, Secretary POS, Muhammad Shafiq, Treasurer POA, Javed Rasheed Chohan, Director Admin SBP, Muhammad Jahangir, Dy. Secretary POA, Ahmer Mallick, Associate Secretary POA, Idris Haider Khawaja, Secretary PbOA and Muhammad Hafeez Bhatti, Director SBP.

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