In a first, Pakistan hosts figure skating competition at Naltar sporting event

Published: December 30, 2018
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Mallar, an 11-year-old girl, from Dubai showcased her swift moves enthralling the audience with her performance. SCREEN GRAB: EXPRESS

Mallar, an 11-year-old girl, from Dubai showcased her swift moves enthralling the audience with her performance. SCREEN GRAB: EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) bagged the top prize for their performance at the Sadia Khan and Children Ski Cup 2018 held at Naltar Skiing Resort on Sunday.

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Base Commander of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Kalabagh Base Air Commodore Asim Ijaz was the chief guest of the event.

Civil and military officials were also present at the ceremony.

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The chief guest handed out medals and trophies among the coveted winners of the tournament.

Local, international winter athletes to showcase talent in Pakistan

This was the first time figure skating sport was also a part of the event.

Mallak, an 11-year-old girl, from Dubai showcased her swift moves enthralling the audience with her performance.

Moreover, a foreign coach was also invited by the Winter Sports Federation of Pakistan (WSFP) to teach the basics of figure skating to the locals.

On Saturday, Pakistan’s first-ever ice hockey match was played as part of the fresh snow sports season in the scenic winter resort of Naltar in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Earlier, the WSFP chalked out an elaborated calendar of events for the 2018-19 season, according to a PAF spokesperson.

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