Saadia Khan and Children Ski Championship starts in Naltar, Gilgit

Saadia Khan and Children Ski Championship starts in Naltar, Gilgit

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With reporting and photographs by Abdul Rehman Bukhari

 Gilgit: Saadia Khan and Children Ski Championship started at Naltar Ski Resort, some 14 kilometers away from Gilgit. 56 players representing nine teams from across the country are participating in the ski championship.

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Speaking during the inaugural ceremony, GB Home Secretary Ahsan Bhutta said that Pakistan Air Force has played a very important role in promoting ski in the region. He appreciated the children and athletes for taking part in the mega sports event.

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Air Commodore Abbas Naqvi also spoke at the occasion, and highlighted various measures taken by the Pakistan Air Force for promotion of Skiing sports. He said that there’s a lot of ski talent in the country and given the appropriate opportunities, the players can win laurels for the country at the international level.

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