Pakistan-Japan Davis Cup Tennis tie to highlight softer image of Pakistan: Dr. Fehmida


Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Federal Minister for IPC has said that holding of Pakistan-Japan Davis Cup Tie would highlight the softer image of Pakistan to the rest of the world.
She said this while chairing a meeting to chalk out the comprehensive security and administrative arrangements plan for the up-coming Davis Cup Tie between Pakistan and Japan to be played on March 5 and 6, 2021 here at Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad, says a PSB release issued here on Tuesday.
She said that holding any international sports event in Pakistan portrays the soft image of Pakistan while also presenting a conducive environment in the country and paves the way for holding other international events as well.
She informed the participants that government is according top priority to conduct International events as a conducive environment is available for National and International sportspersons in Pakistan.
During the meeting, President, Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) apprised the participants regarding arrangements to be made for the successful conduct of the event. He also informed that the contingent of Japan would consist of 20 players and officials.
About 10 ITF officials including Referee, Chief of Umpires and Chair Umpire to supervise the tie along with technical team to operate the hawk eye equipment will also be in Islamabad for the tie. They will stay at a local hotel in Islamabad. The Tie will be conducted as per ITF Rules and Regulations, Detailed security plan will be formulated by PTF as per guidelines of ITF in coordination with concerned security departments for the successful conduct of the event.
Dr. Fehmida Mirza, President Pakistan Sports Board decided to constitute a steering committee headed by Secretary, Ministry of IPC comprising the various stakeholders including Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ministry of Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, Pakistan Tennis Federation for holding the event in a befitting manner.
President, PSB Dr. Fehmida Mirza directed the senior management of Pakistan Sports Board to provide all administrative, technical and financial support to the Pakistan Tennis Federation to enable them to hold the event in a memorable manner. It is worth mentioning that a meeting of the steering committee will be held on Thursday (Feb 18) to firm up the arrangements of the Tie in the current scenario of Covid-19.
As per ITF instructions Covid-19 testing zone and isolation area will also be arranged at the Roshan Khan Squash Complex and manned by qualified medical staff of an internationally accepted laboratory in coordination with PTF Covid-19 officer, ITF event and security managers and NIH staff.
The Officers of PTF, Ministry of IPC, Interior, Chief Commissioner Office, Security Division, CDA, Rangers, Chief Commissioner attended the meeting and PSB. Lt. Col. (r) Gul Rehman and Azam Dar, Deputy DG (Technical) were also present. During the meeting it was decided that President PSB along with the President, PTF will hold a Press Conference with regard to Davis Cup Tie Pakistan vs Japan shortly.