All Paksitan Ramzan T20 cricket tournament 2015 got underway at Nawb Bugti cricket stadium here Friday night.
Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai who was the chief guest the inaugural ceremony declared the tournament open.
Opening ceremony was also attended by Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, Commander Southern Command Lt General Nasser Khan Janjua, Senior Provincial Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, provincial Sports Minister Mujeebur Rehman Muhammad Hasni, provincial ministers Hamid Achakzai, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Nawab Muhammad Khan Shahwani, MPAs, Chief Secretary Saifullah Chatha, IG FC, Secretaries and cricket teams from all over the country as well as former cricket players.
In his address on the occasion Governor Achakzai said All Pakistan T20Ramzan Cricket Tournament 2015 was not enabling players from the country particularly Balochistan to develop their capacities but thousands of people both men and women were enjoying it.
He said owing to people friendly p9licies of the government once again there is good news of peace and prosperity in Quetta, Balochistan and Pakistan. He said ugly incidents two three are now talks of past.
He congratulated Government of Balochistan, Pak Army, Frontier corps efforts for successfully organizing Ramzan T20 cricket tournament. He in particular welcomed guest teams from other provinces.
He said society has decided not to sustain any pressure, threat and chaos and when any society decides this no power can undermine it. He said meeting all requirements of youth and providing them with all facilities to move forward is among priorities of the government in office whether it is education, sports competitions because future is of these young people.
He said an educated mind and strong body gives message of happiness to the society. Sports teach them high human values.
He expressed happiness that girls of the country particularly Balochistan were demonstrating their skills in the field fo Sports. It is result of a national decision against terrorists which is a good change.
Commander southern Command Lt General Nasser Khan Janjua and Sports Minister Mujeebur Rehman Muhammad Hasni also spoke on the occasion.
Colourful programmes bands display, music, cultural dance were part of inaugural ceremony. Magnificent firework was also held on the occasion.
It is to mention here that cricket teams from all over the country are participating in the tournament. Tournament being organized by Balochistan Government and FC would continue till July 4.
Strict security measures have been made to avert any untoward incident during the tournament. Continents of FC, Police, Levies and other law enforcement agencies have been deployed inside and outside Bugti stadium.
People were showing keen interest in the tournament.