National Games torch relay in pictures

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National Games torch relay in pictures

The historic torch relay of the 33rd National Games was launched here at Mazar-e-Quaid during a ceremony on Sunday.

Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Sports Bangul Khan Mahar and Pakistan Olympic Association’s (POA) president Lt Gen (retd) Arif Hasan lit the torch and handed it over to hockey Olympian Islahuddin Siddiqui.

POA secretary Khalid Mehmood, Sindh secretary sports Imtiaz Ali Shah, chairman of torch relay committee Abid Qadri, top officials of Sindh Olympic Association (SOA) and international players were present on the occasion.

Bangul and Arif also offered Fateha at the Mazar-e-Quaid. The ceremony started with the recitation of Holy Quran. It was followed by national anthem and police band.

Islahuddin handed over the torch to international athlete Moeed Baloch. He handed it over to special athlete Jasmin Sharif. It then went through the hands of Maham Zehra, Haq Nawaz Baloch and Naeem Baloch.

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