Sports: Paragliding club begins hunt for young talent

Pakistan has diverse landscapes that offer matchless opportunities for a variety of paragliding activities.


September 05, 2011

ISLAMABAD:


Pakistan Paragliding School and Club (PPSC) will be starting a talent hunt programme this month to rope in interested candidates from universities and colleges.


PPSC Secretary and chief flying instructor Dr Jabbar Bhatti said that PPSC is not in the Sports or Olympics charter, as a result of which the sport is lagging behind in Pakistan.

Adventure and outdoor activities were not popular in Pakistan before, but due to efforts in the previous years by some individuals and clubs, such activities are gaining popularity, said Bhatti.

He said that Pakistan has diverse landscapes that offer matchless opportunities for a variety of paragliding activities but the sport needs to be developed.

Bhatti said the club has 25 players above 30 years of age but they are hunting for some young talent, which they can groom with the passage of time.

He said that the club operates without assistance from any sponsor.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 5th,  2011.

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