Karachi : On the occasion of “Peace Through Sports Day”, celebrated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations, former world champion Jahangir Khan and former Pakistan hockey captain Islahuddin Siddiqui spoke about the significance of sports in promoting peace and harmony. The event was organized by Pakistan Olympic Association Individual Member and Chairperson of Special Olympics Pakistan, Ms. Raunaq Lakhani, and was attended by several guests and special children who waved white cards to express their support for the message of peace through sports.
Jahangir Khan stressed that sports can bring people of different cultures, religions, creeds, nationalities, and languages together on one platform. By waving the white card on this day, he expressed his resolve to convey the message of peace and love from Pakistan to the whole world. Similarly, Islahuddin Siddiqui stated that sports are a powerful tool for creating peace and harmony beyond boundaries. He added that participating in sports activities helps individuals learn values such as teamwork, tolerance, and fair play.
Both Jahangir Khan and Islahuddin Siddiqui commended the Pakistan Olympic Association and Special Olympics Pakistan for organizing the event and noted that foreign teams participating in international events held in Pakistan serve as proof that the country is a safe place for sports activities.
Ms. Raunaq Lakhani highlighted that Pakistan is a sports-loving nation and emphasized that “Peace Through Sports Day” is celebrated globally to recognize the role of sports in society. The event was also attended by POA Individual Member Syed Waseem Hashmi and POA Environment Commission Member Tehmina Asif.