Training competition for soldiers starts today

The army has organised nine championships and around 3.5 million soldiers have been trained


Our Correspondent October 17, 2016
The army has organised nine championships and around 3.5 million soldiers have been trained. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: The international Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System (PACES) competition 2016, hosted by the Pakistan Army, will begin at Ayub Stadium on Tuesday (today).

Speaking at a press conference held on Monday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director Brig Anwaar Ahmed said participating teams from the United Kingdom, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Nepal and Sri Lanka had arrived in Lahore. Competitions will be organised in the categories of push-ups, sit-ups chin-ups and combat efficiency test during the six-day event.

In order to generate public interest, a mini-marathon will be held on the last day of the competition.

PACES Director Brig (retd) Yousaf said the competition was introduced in 2010 to provide physical training to soldiers and enhancing physical fitness, combat efficiency, competitive spirit and sports culture.

The army has organised nine championships and around 3.5 million soldiers have been trained.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 18th, 2016.

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