Over 2,500 firers participating in army’s shooting competition

Closing ceremony will be held on Dec 2


Our Correspondent November 28, 2021

RAWALPINDI:

The 41st Pakistan Army Rifle Association (PARA) Central Meet is in progress at Army Marksmanship Unit, Jhelum since October 25, 2021, according to a statement issued by the Pakistan Army’s media wing on Sunday.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that approximately 2,500 firers from the army, navy, air force, Civil Armed Forces (CAFs), including Rangers, Frontier Corps and Airport Security Force, as well as civilians are participating in the shooting competition.

The mega shooting competition comprises numerous events involving different ranges and types of weapons, it said, adding that the Pakistan Army is the defending champion.

In intra-army events, 18 teams comprising 1,024 firers participated wherein Multan Corps came first followed by Mangla Corps, the statement added.

According to the ISPR, in the Civil Armed Forces category, the trophy has been won by Punjab Rangers while Gilgit-Baltistan Scouts were the runners-up.

"In inter-services matches, the Pakistan Army won all three contests, including the COAS, Chief of Air Staff and Chief of Naval Staff matches besides winning the International Military Shooting Championship.

"The PAF remained runners-up in COAS and Chief of Air Staff Matches while Pakistan Navy was runners-up in Chief of Naval Staff Match."

It further said that the Open National Matches are in progress since November 24 and will continue till November 30, whereas the closing ceremony of the event will be held on December 2.

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