Sports vital to control crime in socities: says Dr. Usman Anwar
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Dr. Usman Anwar has said that sports and constructive social activities were vital to control crime in the society besides improving public service delivery.
Speaking at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony for promotion of hockey at the Central Police Office (CPO) here on Tuesday, he said Punjab Police is playing its role for the promotion of sports and constructive activities inthe province, adding the police will play its due role in the promotion of sports culture especially revival of national sport hockey.
Punjab Police signed the MoU with Khawaja Junaid Hockey Academy (KJHA) for promotion of hockey among the children of police employees. IGP Dr. Usman Anwar and Olympian Khawaja Junaid signed the MoU. Under the MoU, Punjab Police and KJHA will take joint measures for the promotion of hockey.
Dr. Usman Anwer further said that Khawaja Junaid Academy will provide free coaching and hockey kits to the children of police personnel, adding that sports camps will be organized for the selection and training of hockey players.
The IGP said that Punjab police has been paying due attention on the physical fitness of its personnel, adding Punjab Police won 14 medals in the recent National Games.
Olympian Khawaja Junaid said the MoU with Punjab Police will go a long way in revival of hockey and unearthing new talent from within the police department. He said KJHA will organize hockey competitions, workshops and training programs in collaboration with Punjab Police.
DIG Welfare Ghazi Mohammad Salahuddin, AIG Admin Sahibzada Bilal Umar, AIG Operations Dr. Asad Ijaz Malhi, SDPO Gulberg ASP Syedah Shahrbanu, CEO KJHA Junaid Chatta and other officers were present during the ceremony.
Meanwhile Top Dutch hockey club Billy Ozendaal will travel to Pakistan for a seven-day tour in February 2024 on the invitation of Khawaja Junaid Academy.
Coached by Fareed Ahmad, the club will play three matches at the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore.