PbOA President hands over National Games torch to Secretary Sports, DG SBP.

LAHORE -- Punjab Olympic Association (PbOA) President Amir Jan handed over the torch of 34th National Games to Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Shahid Zaman and Director General Sports Punjab Dr Asif Tufail here at a ceremony held at Punjab Stadium on Friday.

Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Secretary Khalid Mehmood, President Punjab Swimming Association Women Wing Mubashra Raza, Secretary Sports Balochistan Ishaq Jamali, Olympian Shabana Akhtar, former and current athletes Shajar Abbas, Shafiq Chishti, Kh Junaid as well as Rehmatullah, Hafeez Bhatti, and a large number of sports enthusiasts were also present on this occasion. Earlier, Olympian Shabana Akhtar, International athlete Shajar Abbas and former kabaddi captain Shafiq Chishti carried the torch of 34th National Games to Punjab Stadium and handed it over to President Punjab Olympic Association Amir Jan.

Addressing the ceremony, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Shahid Zaman said that Punjab's sports contingent of around 450 athletes will try to give their best performances in the National Games scheduled to be held at Quetta from May 22. 'Our athletes are well prepared for the National Games and we are quite upbeat that they will clinch more medals than all other contingents from across the country.' DG SBP Dr Asif Tufail said that it would be a wonderful opportunity for young male and female athletes of the province to...

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