KARACHI   -  Administrator Karachi, Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Tuesday said that KMC Women’s Sports Complex at Gulshan-e-Iqbal would be made sports hub for women.

Providing sports facilities is one of our priorities, the administrator expressed these views while addressing a badminton exhibition match after inaugurating the newly renovated badminton court at KMC Women Sports Complex Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

“Women are making Pakistan famous in sports. When playgrounds are inhabited, positive activities will be promoted, sports facilities will attract the youth towards healthy activities,” he added.

He said that the renovation of the badminton court and other measures would make the Women’s Sports Complex important for women. Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that municipal bodies had to go through lengthy procedures in connection with development works which delayed development works.

He said that decisions were taken in the best interest of the city. “Unfortunately, decisions are challenged in the courts, which hinder the development process,” he added. He said that the impression was spread that KMC had no authority, the issue was not of authority but of intention. KMC had assets throughout the city but their doors were closed to the public, he added.  He said that government officials had to be relied upon for improvement and they had to be provided better working opportunities.

He said that Liaquatabad Supermarket was being made a model market. Procurement of buses for Karachi had been done and contract was awarded, he added.

“Special Holiday in China has delayed the arrival of buses in Karachi. However, a bunch of buses has arrived at the port and will reach Karachi soon.”

He said that Sindh government provided all security and other facilities for Pakistan Super League matches in Karachi.

“I have been told that the National Stadium is on KMC land but KMC employees are not invited to the matches. We will talk to the PCB on this matter,” he added.

He said that Australian team was coming to Karachi after 24 years which was welcome for cricket.

He said that the foundation stone of Women Sports Complex was laid by the PPP government and this complex was built on the vision of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed but unfortunately these places were not used properly.

The administrator Karachi also watched the exhibition match in the new badminton court of Women Sports Complex and met the players. 

He also announced to hold Karachi Badminton Tournament.

Senior Director Culture and Sports Saif Abbas, Director Women Sports Complex Naheed Abida and other officers were also present on the occasion.