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Press Release - 14th South Asian Games in Pakistan - Meeting of POA and IPC Back To Main


A coordination meeting between Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) was convened here at Lahore today at Pakistan Olympic House, Lahore. In this high-level meeting, Syed Mohammad Abid Qadri Gillani, President Pakistan Olympic Association graciously welcomed esteemed guests, the Federal Secretary and Additional Secretary of the IPC.

The primary agenda of this assembly was to meticulously plan and orchestrate the various competitions slated for the 14th South Asian Games in Pakistan, ensuring a seamless and successful execution. President POA updated the attendees about the proactive measures taken by the POA, highlighting a meeting convened with all National Sports Federations (NSFs) on 9 March 2024, at POA House, Lahore.

The officials aimed for effective planning and execution of the competitions for each sport featured in the 14th South Asian Games. The Secretary-General of the POA provided an exhaustive briefing to the IPC delegates. This briefing encompassed a thorough presentation that detailed all logistical and operational facets of the Games, including venue allocations, scheduling, sports disciplines, accommodation logistics, financial management, and other ancillary concerns.

A consensus was reached on the necessity of conducting regular coordination meetings ensuring the planning and facilitation required for the grand staging of the 14th South Asian Games. Given that Lahore is designated as the central hub for the majority of the Games' events, it was agreed that the Government of Punjab would be integrally involved as pivotal stakeholders in the planning and execution process.

This communication serves to inform stakeholders and facilitate media dissemination regarding the ongoing preparations for the 14th South Asian Games.

This is for the information and publication of media.

Best regards,

Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Secretary General
Pakistan Olympic Association