RAWALPINDI, (Parliament Times) : Commissioner Rawalpindi Captain (Retd) Muhammad Mahmood has said that promotion of sports is one of the priorities of the present government and according to this vision Global Active Cities project has been launched in Rawalpindi division to introduce such a culture which promotes a healthy lifestyle in society.
He said this while talking to media on the occasion of inauguration ceremony of Global Active Cities Project in Rawalpindi district. Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Capt (retd) Anwar-ul-Haq was also present on the occasion.
Commissioner Rawalpindi Captain (Retd) Muhammad Mahmood said that Pakistan is the second country in South Asia and the third in Asia which has become a part of the framework of Global Active Cities Project and this project is being launched from Rawalpindi, Attock and Chakwal districts. He said that there are more playgrounds in Rawalpindi than in other districts but under this project they would be further improved and equipped with more facilities. He said that under the Global Active Cities project, cycling would be promoted and activities would be organized in which ordinary citizens could participate and be attracted towards a healthy lifestyle. He said that the lawns in the commissioner’s office have also been kept green and the officers and personnel have equally participated in today’s fitness session to promote the work environment in the offices.
Commissioner Rawalpindi said that the plan has been formulated in such a way that every member of the society can be a part of it as a healthy lifestyle is the right of every citizen. He said that under this scheme, first physical fitness session has been organized in the office of the Commissioner so that we can start this important step from our home. Commissioner Rawalpindi said that under this scheme sports like cycling and marathon would also be organized and physical fitness sessions would be held in the office of the commissioner two days in a week.
Earlier, Commissioner Rawalpindi and Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi along with officers and personnel participated in a 15-minute exercise session.