ISLAMABAD: There is hardly any substantial increase in the budgetary allocations 2016-17 for sports-related development schemes across the country.
The Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) which oversees the country’s sports sector has been allocated Rs 630 million for various development schemes in 2016-17 as against Rs 609 million allocated for sports schemes in the previous budget.
According to the budget document, the federal government has allocated Rs 630 million for four ongoing and two new development schemes with Rs 450m being earmarked for one of the ongoing schemes in the construction of Sport Complex Narowal while Rs 18.866m have allocated for another ongoing project in the construction of Bio Mechanical Lab at Pakistan Sports Complex.
On the other hand, an amount of Rs 50 million has been kept aside for holding the National Games with another Rs 2 million being earmarked for laying synthetic hockey turf in a Gilgit-Baltistan stadium.
Also, the federal government has allocated Rs 50 million for laying new synthetic hockey turf in different stadiums of different cities with another Rs 60m being earmarked for laying synthetic hockey turf in Swat.