Govt to build Olympic Village in Islamabad’s Margalla foothills


The government intends to build an Olympic Village spanning over 1200 canals in Islamabad’s Margalla foothills.

According to the media reports, a meeting to discuss the Olympic Village was held in Islamabad with the outgoing Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in the chair. It was informed that this Olympic village will have international standard sports facilities like a cricket academy, international cricket stadium, hockey ground, tent pegging, athletics stadium, indoor sports, international hotel, and parking along with other facilities.

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The meeting was informed that the Olympic Village in Islamabad’s Margalla foothills will be completed at an estimated cost of 3 billion rupees.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif directed the relevant authorities to ensure transparency in the construction of the sports village. He said a corporate structure be developed for the construction supervision of the Olympic Village by experts. He said sports activities are inevitable for the mental and physical well-being of the youth.

Mentioning some of the government’s initiatives for the promotion of sports in the country, PM Shehbaz Sharif said that the foundation stone of Pakistan’s first sports university has been laid in Islamabad.