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Sports Minister visits Sindh Madressatul Islam University.

KARACHI -- Sindh Minister for Sports, Fayaz Ali Butt has said that the Sindh government was making efforts to promote sports in the province by organising sport festivals and other programmes.

The Sindh government will support Sindh Madressatul Islam University to organise inter-university tournaments and sports festivals in its premises.

He said this during his visit to Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) on Monday, said a statement.

The Minister said sports are essential for youth to learn lessons of healthy competition and tolerance, which is a need of the day.

"Without sports, we can not create a healthy and competitive nation," the Minister commented.

He said SMIU is a historic institution of the country, where founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had received his early education; hence it is equally important for the Sindh government and for him personally.

During his visit to the Jinnah Museum of SMIU he showed keen interest in relics of founder of Sindh Madressatul Islam Khan Bahadur Hassanally Effendi, the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Dr Umar Bin Mohammad Dawoodpoto, Qazi Khuda Bux and others.

On this occasion Vice Chancellor of SMIU, Dr. Mohammad Ali Shaikh briefed him about the historic record of SMI preserved and displayed in the museum.

Dr. Mohammad Ali Shaikh informed the Minister about SMIs role in sports.

Crickets Little Master Hanif Mohammad had also received his secondary education from SMI and had played in SMIs spacious sports ground, Dr. Mohammad Ali Shaikh said and added that students of SMI had won Jamshed Nisarwanjee Cup 12 times in 18 years during the annual cricket matches played between students of SMI, Karachi Grammar School and N.J.V. School.

He said that SMI won the cup last time in 1919, after that no match was played; hence the cup remained at SMI.

Dr. Mohammad Ali Shaikh also said that Quaid- e- Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah also took keen interest in sports at SMI and his sister Fatima Jinnah had also mentioned that in her book My Brother.

Dr. Mohammad Ali Shaikh further said that SMIU had various teams of sports including girls cricket team.

He expressed his gratitude to Fayaz Ali Butt on his visit to SMIU.

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Date:May 26, 2015
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