KARACHI: The Executive Committee of Karachi Sports Forum (KSF) appointed Syed Waseem Hashmi as president of the Forum for the tenure of next four years while Asif Azeem and Murad Hussain will work as Chairman and general secretary, respectively.

The other office-bearers named on Thursday include Tehmina Asif as senior vice-president, Syed Mukhtar Ahmed and Zeeshan Merchant as vice-presidents, Syed Faiq Rizvi as joint secretary, Muhammad Nasir as secretary finance while Masroor Ali Zaidi, Muhammad Tariq, Khaldoon Raja, Faraz Aijaz and Muhammad Ali are members executive committee.

Expressing his gratitude to all the members of the House, Waseem said: “Our aim is to make practical efforts to promote sports activities and give the players their rightful place in their lives from the platform of the forum at national and international level.”

He said steps will be taken to ensure encouragement for successful players and coaches and to launch welfare schemes for deserving players and their families and to provide them with medical treatment facilities besides arranging useful coaching to provide awareness to the players with the latest techniques, seminars on physical fitness, technical courses and sports medicine.

He further said that arranging employment for players and coaches, with consultation of sports federations affiliated with Pakistan Olympic Association and officials of provincial sports associations will be among the top priorities of KSF.

Tehmina said that Karachi Sports Forum is playing its pivotal role for the welfare of the sportspersons. She said along with sports, message of Green Pakistan will also be spread under the tree plantation campaign at the playgrounds.

Published in Dawn, July 3rd, 2020