KARACHI: The Pakistan Cycling Federation’s (PCF) status as the official body in the country may be under scrutiny but that is not stopping it from organising the 10th National Women Championship in Lahore.
Pakistan Army, Railways, SSGC, Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), Fata and Wapda will take part in the event from May 10 at the Cycling Velodrome in Lahore. The PCF Secretary General Syed Azhar Ali Shah, meanwhile, was adamant that the body will organise as many events as it can until a resolution to its official status is reached.
“We won the elections conducted by the Pakistan Olympic Association,” Shah told The Express Tribune. “Our group was elected before the former secretary Idrees Haider Khawaja brought a stay from the court. But until the issue is resolved, we will organise these events in an official capacity.” Shah added that the first Inter-provincial Women Championship will be held from May 7, while the K-P association will also organise an international mountain bike race in Kaghan.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 10th, 2012.