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Prize distribution ceremony of 28th National Alpine Ski Championship, 3rd Ice Hockey Championship, 4th Snowboarding Cup, 15th Shah Khan Alpine Ski Cup and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Ski Cup was held at PAF Ski Resort, Naltar today. President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi was the chief guest at the occasion.
Addressing the ceremony, the President of Pakistan said that terrorism had been eliminated owing to the cooperation between public and Pakistan Armed Forces which was now opening up tourism opportunities in the country. After restoration of peace in the area, the picturesque Gilgit Baltistan attracted around two million local and foreign tourists last year. He appreciated the efforts of PAF and WSFP for the promotion of Winter sports in Pakistan. He also congratulated all stakeholders for successfully holding these events. The chief guest also awarded medals and trophies among the winners of these events.
Gilgit Baltistan Scouts was awarded the 28th National Ski Championship Trophy. Pakistan’s two time winter Olympian Mohammad Karim of Pakistan Air Force was awarded gold medals in both Slalom and Giant Slalom categories.
15th Shah Khan Alpine Ski Cup was awarded to the team of Pakistan Air Force with PAF skier Naveed being awarded the gold medal.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Ski Cup was awarded to Gilgit Baltistan Scouts. Waqar Junior was awarded gold and a silver medals. In the Slalom category, former Olympian Mohammad Abbas from Pakistan Air Force was awarded Gold medal. In Giant Slalom category Waqar Junior of GB Scouts bagged the Gold medal.
The Ice Speed Skating Championship tropy was awarded to the team of Gilgit Baltistan Ski Association. Israr Ahmed of Gilgit Baltistan Ski Association was awarded the Gold medal.
Gilgit Baltistan Ski Association was also awarded trophy for winning 3rd Ice Hockey Championship.