ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 3rd Augst,2016) : National Minorities sports Festival will kick off here at the Pakistan Sports Complex from August 7 to August 11. The event is being organized by Ministry of Human Rights (MOHR) in connection with National Minorities Day to be observed on August 11. The National Minorities Day got official recognition in 2009 by the efforts of former Minister of Minorities Affairs Shehbaz Bhatti who was killed on March 2, 2011.
An official of the Human Rights Ministry told APP that the Minister had directed to form a committee to oversee the event and facilitate the participating teams. The games to be contested in the event include football, cricket, basketball, body building, athletics, badminton and tug of war. Ministry directed the interested participants to take part in the festival to get their registration free of cost till the July 30 through contacting provincial or Federal offices of the Ministry.