Inspector General, National Highways & Motorway Police Shaukat Hayat said sports activities played vital role in the growth, formation and development of human life. NH&MP is known not only in Pakistan but all over the world as courteous, honest and helping force. Human resource development played imperative role in the success of any organization while sports are also vital in their development. A sound mind is found in sound body and sports play a pivotal role in aligning human mind in right directions and help the forces to be active. He was addressing the closing the ceremony of 6th NH&MP Annual Sports Festival held at Sheikhupura. Commandant Training College DIG Khalid Mahmood, DIG South Dr. Waliullah, DIG Operation & Evolution Ghulam Rasul Zahid, DIG Motorways Flt. Lt. (Rtd) Muhammad Imtiaz Shah , DIG Central Mirza Faran Baig Sector Commanders and other senior police officers were present on the occasion. The IG Shaukat Hayat said the sport activities has always creates healthy competition in organizations. He further asked the participants’ sports man spirit strengthen the abilities of players. He said that NH&MP officials also achieve the same heights in the games which they have earned in their professionalism, which would also open new doors of success for NH&MP. He said that sports activities always generate the environment of tolerance and the struggle to achieve the success. IG said that behind this sports festival is that sports always create physical development which creates numerous good developments in a person’s life. He said sports activities are essential part of a human body whereas it is more essential in the forces and need regular feature to sports activities apart from professionalism. He hoped that all players should act with a true sports man spirit and would accept the decisions of the referees, as defeat is the part of game and defeat always gives a lesion to move forward.
Inspector General NH&MP Shaukat Hayat congratulated the winning teams and appreciated the efforts of Commandant Training College DIG Khalid Mahmood for organizing the sports festival. The teams from Central, North, South, Central, Motorway, West Zones, Training College and Headquarters participated in the sports festival. In seven days long festival Cricket, Football, Tug of War, Basketball, Volley Ball, Shooting , Shot Put ,Table Tennis, Badminton and Athletic competitions were held. N-5 North Zone won the title of Best Zone by winning 04 Gold Medals each while N-5 Central Zone remained runner up with 03 Gold titles.