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Islamabad: A graceful Torch Relay Ceremony was held near Faisal Mosque Islamabad in which Pakistan Navy athletes carried the Torch from Faisal Mosque till Faisal Chowk and handed over to Pakistan Army athletes.
During the ceremony, Commander North Commodore Hamid Hussain received the Torch from Pakistan Air Force athlete and subsequently handed over to Ex Olympian of Pakistan Navy Muhammad Akram. During his address at the occasion, Commander North, highlighted Pakistan Navy’s contribution in promoting National and International sports.
National games are the highest level supporting event in Pakistan which are conducted under auspices of Pakistan Olympic Association and Pakistan Sports Board. 33rd National games 2019 are scheduled to be held at Peshawar from 26 Oct to 1 Nov 2019. Sport contingents of Pakistan Navy comprising of 290 athletes will participate in different sports events.
The Torch relay ceremony was attended by officials from Pakistan Olympic Association, Pakistan Sports Board, representative of Armed Forces.