KARACHI: Karachi Sports Forum (KSF) has taken on board the efficient Adventure Scouts Group to reach out to needy sports persons after stringent measures taken by law enforcement agencies to make lockdown more effective.

KSF has been reaching out to needy sports persons but faced difficulties to properly execute the welfare work after law enforcement agencies on Wednesday stepped up their efforts to make lockdown more effective, which is also considered necessary by health experts amid coronavirus threat.

“The group (Adventure Scouts) have more experience in distribution of goods. The process to distribute ration bags has become easier for us after we have engaged Adventure Scouts,” KSF Chairman Asif Azeem told PPI.

“We can’t go against the law nor can leave needy persons of sports community of the city helpless. So this was the best option for us,” he added.

KSF ‘s welfare drive during the past two weeks has really caught on and was boosted by the support of Pakistan’s leading sports icons including former captain and all-rounder Shahid Afridi, ex-hockey Olympian Islahuddin, squash legend Jahangir Khan and Champion’s Trophy winning team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to reach out to underprivileged persons related to sports during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Published in Dawn, April 9th, 2020