KARACHI: The Balochistan government and the Pakistan Council of Traditional Sports and Games headed by Senator Mohammed Ali Saif have drawn up a master plan to introduce the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (C-Pac) project to the world through Traditional sports.
The International Traditional Sports Festival will be held in the Pakistani coastal city of Gwadar next year. The Gwadar Pakistan Traditional Sports and Games Festival will be held in November 2021. According to details, a delegation of Pakistan Council of Traditional Sports and Games gave a Roadmap to the government of Balochistan. A five-members delegation led by ICTSG President and PCTSG Patron in Chief Khalil Ahmed Khan met the Balochistan Sports Secretary Mir Imran Gachki. The delegation was led by Khalil Ahmad Khan while General Secretary Pakistan Traditional Sports and Games Barrister Iftikhar, Finance Secretary Kazim Ali Chingizi, Director Media Tariq Ali, Vice President Khalid Shah and Major Ali were also present. Mir Imran Gachki welcomed the delegation. According to the reports, the summary has been moved to the final approval to the Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal. The sports festival will include 400 athletes from 45 countries including Tent paging, camel racing, belt wrestling, traditional archery and Chinese cultural sports. International referees will also be invited.
Sports ministers and delegates from more than 45 countries including DG UNESCO will also come to Gwadar to watch the traditional games and will enhance the prestige of Gwadar International Traditional Sports and Games Festival which is being held for the first time in Pakistan. Khalil Ahmad Khan said in the briefing that hosting the athletes and showing local hospitality of Balochistan to the visiting ministers while a Traditional Village style venue will be set up in Gwadar for the accommodation of the athletes. This is just the beginning of Sports tourism and a great opportunity to showcase the BRI and CPEC to the world. Government of Balochistan will soon announce the Organizing Committee for the event.