Minister of state for information and broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says the government is determined to accomplish the challenging task of revival of sports, films and national heritage in the country.      

She was speaking at 20th international sports press association Asia's extraordinary congress in Islamabad on Friday.

The minister of state said security situation has considerably improved in Pakistan as a result of an all-encompassing campaign launched by the government to eliminate the menace of terrorism.

She said under the education reforms program in the federal capital, the government is ensuring that play grounds and sports activities remain an essential feature of all educational institutes.

She said sports journalists are our national heroes and they are soldiers in the fight for imparting the soft image of Pakistan.

Earlier, she distributed awards among the living legend of sports journalism.

The four day event of international sports press association Asia is being attended by over seventy seven sports journalists from thirty three different countries around the world.

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