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Pakistan is the sixth largest country in the world where the number of sports fans is in the millions, but sports facilities are inadequate.

There are over 25 prominent stadiums in Pakistan used for cricket hockey, football and other sports activities.

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It is unfortunate that the World Games have not been here from many years, that why the available sports infrastructures badly affected.

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Unfortunately, the games didn’t get the attention they deserved. Cricket stadiums were settled due to Pakistan Super League matches but all other sports are still deserted.

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The Prime Minister himself is a cricketer, so his entire focus is on cricket while all the other sports are badly affected. This is the reason why the country’s largest Jinnah International Stadium is suffering from a recent depression

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Jinnah Stadium is located in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It is used for many purposes. Most football matches are held in this stadium.

The stadium was built in 1970, and it also hosted SAF Games in 2004. There has not been any global competition since then. And the current situation looks as if the Pakistan Sports Board wants the World Championship to never be held here.

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Jinnah Stadium spread over 45 thousand meters, this massive stadium is 80 feet high and there are 16 Enclosure in the stadium. Each has a seating capacity of 34,000 people.


There are 26 bedrooms inside the stadium, which can accommodate 176 people at the same time. The stadium also has all kinds of TV and radio broadcast facilities. Jinnah Stadium has three score boards and 17 galleries for Media and other VIPs.

The Athletic Field at Jinnah Stadium is of world class quality and is currently suffering from ailments, many places are completely broken. Synthetic Track has also lost its original condition.

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Hockey and football are contested but nobody pays attention to repairs, The stadium is seemingly allotted for political figures, powerful mafia. For them, the stadium is opened at night with heavy lights.


Gym, swimming and other courts are also occupied by powerful people. Recommended people are allowed to do everything with PSB cards. On the other side, poor sportsman not allowed to enter into the stadium.


The stadium has a capacity of 48,000 people, but the chairs are dull. In most galleries, the equipment is now ruined. There are offices in the rooms below the stadium where the worst environment welcomes you.

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Waseem Shahzad Qadri
Waseem Shahzad Qadri
Islamabad based Senior Journalist, TV Show Host, Media Trainer, can be follow on twitter @jaranwaliya

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