Focus on sports can boost business activities: ICCI


ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) President Sheikh Amir Waheed has said that many countries were generating billions of dollars in business activities by promoting sports events, and stressed that government should focus on sports to give a boost to business activities in the country.

He was addressing a luncheon reception hosted by ICCI in honour of futsal teams of Pakistan, Brazil, Turkey and Nepal that participated in the first International Futsal Cup 2018 held recently in Islamabad.

Sheikh Amir Waheed said that sports activities enabled trade and industry to flourish in addition to creating employment and reducing poverty. He added that the government should focus on providing better facilities for sports in the country that would ultimately lead to the better promotion of business activities and strengthen the economy.

He further said that successful holding of Futsal Cup 2018 in Pakistan with the participation of foreign teams reflected that Pakistan was a safe country for sporting events. He appreciated the role of Pakistan Soccer Futsal Federation and Futsal Association Islamabad for organising the first event in Pakistan and assured that ICCI would fully support such events in the country.