ISLAMABAD: International Cycle Race from Islamabad to Murree has concluded on Monday.
Rizwan of the Sui Southern Gas Company bagged first position, while Afghanistan’s Faseeh Ullah and Bykistan’s Hanzala grabbed second and third positions respectively.
Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Cooperation Dr Fahmida Mirza was the chief guest of the concluding ceremony. Addressing the event, she said that the Pakistan Cycling Federation should hold a cycling race ‘Aman Road Race’ from Peshawar to Afghanistan.
110 cyclists including ones from Afghanistan had participated in the event, which was inaugurated by Additional Secretary KP Waqar Ali Khan. PCF President Syed Azhar Ali Shah, Secretary General Nisar Ahmed, Pakistan Football Federation former president Engineer Ashfaq Hussain Shah and Deputy Directors General Pakistan Sports Board Mansoor Ahmed were also present on this occasion.
The federal minister said that the cycling sports was providing a chance for youth to participate in a healthy activity. She said after 18th Amendment sports was a provincial domain and the ruling government wanted to promote it across the country.
“By bringing the private sector forward, cycling tournaments should be held at village and tehsil level in order to provide healthy activities to youth,” she said.