KARACHI: Pakistan Navy has won the sailing event of 33rd National Games of Pakistan by clinching eight Gold and one silver. The team of Pakistan Air Force was runner up of the event.
Medal award ceremony of the sailing event was held at National Sailing Club Karachi on Friday. Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Zahid Ilyas graced the occasion as chief guest and gave away medals to winners of different teams. The chief guest admired the untiring efforts of Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Sailing Federation (PSAF) officials for successful conduct of the national event.
Sailing event of the 33rd National Games of Pakistan was held at Karachi under the auspices of Pakistan Olympic Association and Pakistan Sailing Federation. Various competitions were conducted in eight different categories of boats including 470 Class, Laser Standard, RSX Windsurfing, Enterprise, Optimist, J/80 etc. 45 sailors including 10 females from Pakistan Army, Navy, PAF, WAPDA, KPK, Sindh and Balochistan participated in the event.
The medal award ceremony was attended by a large number of dignitaries from Armed Forces of Pakistan, civil organizations and professional sailors from across the country.
Earlier this week, ships of Pakistan Navy including Shamsheer, Muhafiz and P-3C had participated in the International Maritime Exercise.
The exercise IMX-19 was conducted in the Arabian Sea, Oman Gulf and the Persian Gulf.
According to Spokesperson of Pakistan Navy, the exercise was attended by representatives from more than 50 countries and was aimed at improving professional capabilities and war skills.
The spokesperson had said Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir and atrocities of Indian forces in the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir were also highlighted during this international event.
He had said PN Shamsheer and PN Muhafiz visited Masqat and Bahrain during this exercise.
The spokesperson had said Pakistan Navy had played an important role in ensuring Maritime Security.