The Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) is a corporate body established under the Ministry of Education in 1962. It is the apex sports organization in Pakistan and is responsible for promoting and developing sports in the country. The PSB has its headquarters in Islamabad and has regional offices in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Quetta.
The PSB’s main functions include:
- Promoting and developing sports in Pakistan
- Organizing and conducting national and international sports events
- Providing financial assistance to sportspersons
- Building and maintaining sports facilities
- Training sports coaches and officials
- Conducting research and development in sports
The PSB has affiliated with over 60 national sports federations. These federations are responsible for the development of their respective sports in Pakistan. The PSB provides financial assistance and training to these federations to help them achieve their goals.
The PSB has also built and maintained a number of sports facilities across Pakistan. These facilities include stadiums, swimming pools, gymnasiums, and sports grounds. The PSB also organizes and conducts national and international sports events, such as the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the National Games.
The PSB has played a significant role in promoting sports in Pakistan. It has helped to develop many talented sportspersons who have represented the country at the international level. The PSB is committed to continue its efforts to promote sports in Pakistan and to help the country achieve its sporting goals.
The PSB has achieved a number of successes in recent years. In 2022, the Pakistan cricket team won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The Pakistan hockey team also won the Asian Games gold medal in 2022. The PSB has also supported the development of other sports, such as squash, badminton, and weightlifting.
The PSB faces a number of challenges, including a lack of funding, poor infrastructure, and corruption. However, the PSB is committed to overcoming these challenges and to continue its work of promoting sports in Pakistan.
The PSB has a number of plans for the future. It plans to build more sports facilities, to train more coaches and officials, and to conduct more research and development in sports. The PSB also plans to increase its financial assistance to sportspersons.
The PSB is confident that it can overcome the challenges it faces and that it can continue to promote sports in Pakistan. The PSB is committed to helping the country achieve its sporting goals and to make Pakistan a leading sporting nation in the world.