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PM Khan to launch Pakistan’s largest sports drive today

PM Imran Khan will officially launch the Kamyab Jawan Sports program which is an excellent initiative by the government. Many Pakistanis take part in international competitions and win awards. However, they often have no government backing, for example, Nisar Ahmed. 

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PM Imran Khan will officially launch Pakistan’s first and largest sports program, the Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive later today. The mega project comes as the government hopes to engage the youth in extracurricular activities and sports activities.

The program is being organized in collaboration with the Kamyab Jawan Program and Higher Education Commission.

Under the Kamyab Sports Drive, the government will facilitate Pakistan’s talented youth to display their skills internationally in 12 sports. The sports include hockey, cricket, football, handball, wrestling, weightlifting, squash, volleyball, skiing, judo, boxing, and athletics.

According to details, various sports competitions will take place across the country, including Gilgit Baltistan, and Azad Jammu, and Kashmir. The government will establish high-performance centers in 12 universities. After that, the government will select the best-performing athletes and send them to international sports competitions. Furthermore, youth falling in the age group of 11 to 25 years will participate in sports competitions.

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Needless to say, the Kamyab Jawan Sports program is an excellent initiative by the government. Many Pakistanis took part in international competitions and won awards. However, they often had no government backing, for example, Nisar Ahmed.

To clarify, last month Nisar Ahmed won a bronze medal in the International Kickboxing championship in Russia. Despite pleading to the government in a video message, Nisar was unable to get sponsorship. As a result, citizens came forward to help him and ensure his participation in the kickboxing championship.

Under the Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive, the government will personally facilitate such talented individuals.

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Michael Owen joins Kamyab Jawab Sports Drive

Most importantly, former British footballer, Michael Owen also joined the sports program. In a video message to Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistani fans, Owen said that 68% of the country’s population is under 30 years of age and that he was ready to play a role to bring the Pakistani youth from “local to a global” level.

The football star appreciated PM Khan and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar.

“The Pakistan Sports Drive is a great idea from PM Imran and Usman Dar,” he further stated.

Reacting to Michael Owen’s participation, Usman Dar said that Michael Owen’s participation is encouraging news for Pakistani talent.

“Pakistan will be bought to an international level in the sphere of sports,” he said, adding that international coaching will help hone local talent.

Meanwhile, PM Khan congratulated Owen on becoming the ambassador for the Kamyab Jawan Program.

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