National athletics championship kicks off November 16


Pakistan Athletics Federation (PAF) on Thursday announced to start the 49th National athletics championship for men and women from November 16 to 18 in Islamabad.

As many as 500 male and female athletes will represent the Pak Army, WAPDA, Navy, Air Force, HEC, Railway, Punjab, Sindh, KP, Baluchistan, FATA, AJK, Gilgit/Baltistan and Islamabad in the tournament.

Male participants will take part in the 23 different competitions while female contestant will compete in 21 disciplines.

According to the PAF’s official, the tournament was first scheduled in Lahore but due to lack of interest of Punjab government, the event shifted to the Capital.

They said that the provincial government was having reservations on organizing the event in Punjab but somehow they took it to Islamabad where good facilities which will help them facilitate players in the best possible way.

Earlier, this tournament was held in Sindh and Baluchistan where the federation met several problems to stage the event in a good manner.