Pakistan to host 14th South Asian Games in March 2023 after PM's approval
Prime Minister Imran Khan recently gave a go-ahead signal to the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and the Federal Sports Ministry to host the 14th South Asian Games in March 2023.
The future of Pakistan as host of the 14th edition of South Asian Games 2023 looks quite bright after Prime Minister Imran Khan recently gave a go-ahead signal to the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and the Federal Sports Ministry to host the Games.
The Games will now take place in March 2023.
Pakistan would be hosting for the third time after the 1989 and 2004 Games.
“The prime minister said that by holding the regional gala, Pakistan’s soft image would surely be enhanced,” said Arif. “The prime minister also said that it must be ensured that Pakistan’s performance is outstanding in the Games.” POA president retired Lt Gen Syed Arif Hasan said.
The POA has suggested holding the Games in four different cities instead of just confining it to Islamabad. The POA has suggested Lahore as the main venue for the SAF Games while Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Sialkot can also hold some disciplines, respectively.
Arif further said that the venues have almost been finalised and in the next meeting with the federal sports minister on Monday in Islamabad, several other key decisions would be taken with respect to holding the SAF Games.