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SBP will support 13th National Ju-Jitsu Championship: DG Sports Punjab

LAHORE: Director General Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi has said that Sports Board Punjab will provide best facilities and cooperation for the holding of 13th National Men/Women Ju-Jitsu Championship scheduled to be held at Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall from August 23 to 25, 2002; he said this while addressing a press conference at National Hockey Stadium on Monday.

Director Sports Nadeem Qaiser, Director Admin Syed Omair Hasan, Chief Sports Consultant SBP Hafeez Bhatti, President Pakistan Ju-Jitsu Federation (PJJF) Khalil Ahmed Khan, Secretary PJJF Waqar Ilyas Khan, Director Referee Kazim Ali Changezi and other officials were also present on this occasion.

Addressing the press conference, Director General Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi said that country’s top teams including Pakistan Army, Navy, Wapda and all provinces will participate in the 3-day championship. “The championship will be considered a sort of trials and performance of all male and female players will be monitored minutely in the 13th National Ju-Jitsu Championship and the top performers of the event could be given a chance to represent Pakistan in international Ju-Jitsu competitions”.

Elaborating the origin of Ju-Jitsu, DG Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi further said that Ju-Jitsu is a kind of martial arts and the games of judo and karate have also started from ju-jitsu. “The center of ju-jitsu is Japan, after which the sport started in Brazil,” he added.

Director General Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi further said that Sports Board Punjab is focusing on individual sports to win medals in international events. “We are going to prepare a nursery of young players from U-10 to U-16 players of different games from across the province. Several of these young players will become star players and win medals for the country in future”.

Director General Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi said: “We are working on a plan to build an arena in Nishtar Park Sports Complex for Power Sports. “Power sports will include wrestling, boxing, weightlifting, powerlifting, judo, karate and other sports”.

President Pakistan Ju-Jitsu Federation (PJJF) Khalil Ahmed Khan on this occasion said that ju-jitsu players have always earned laurels for Pakistan at the international level. “Ju-jitsu players won several gold medals for Pakistan in the past and will continue this streak in future as well”.

President Pakistan Ju-Jitsu Federation (PJJF) Khalil Ahmed Khan Thanked DG Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi for extending every kind of support of the holding of National Ju-Jitsu Championship.

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