ISLAMABAD, Dec 23 (APP): Quaid-i-Azam Interprovincial Games-2017 kicked-off with a colorful opening ceremony here at Pakistan Sports Complex, Country’s renowned singers and artists performed in the ceremony, depicting diversity of the country’s beautiful culture of the country.
Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafar ul Haq, Minister for Interprovincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada and officials of PSB were present to witness the colorful ceremony.
The five-day event would conclude on December 29, here at the Pakistan Sports Complex.
Athletes from far-off areas of the country have arrived, over 3,700 players, from all federating units including Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan, Islamabad, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and FATA would chip in 19 different sports disciplines to win 578 medals.
Sindh contingent consisting of 395 players and officials, Punjab 395, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 349, Gilgit-Baltistan 393, FATA 330 and AJK 268 while Balochistan Contingent comprising 395 and Islamabad consisting of 395 players and Officials will in the contests.
Stick security measures had been taken for the safety of players, while they would be provided food and accommodation of high standard.
Following is the detail of events and their venues:
athletics (men and women) at Jinnah Stadium, badminton (men and women) at Rodham Hall, Football (men and women) at Outer Football Ground, Hockey (men and women) at Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium, Judo (men and women) at Bio Mechanical
Lab, Karate (men and women) at Liaqat Gymnasium Mini Hall, Netball (men and women) at Hamidi Hall, Squash (men and women) at Mushaf Squash Complex, Table Tennis (men and women) at Hamidi Hall, Taekwondo (men and women) at Amir Khan
Boxing Hall, Tennis (men and women) at PSB Tennis Court, Volleyball (men and women) at Liaqat Gymnasium, Baseball (male) at PSB Baseball Ground, Boxing(male) at in front of Liaqat Gymnasium, Circle Kabaddi (male) at Jinnah Stadium, Snooker
(male) at PSB Snooker Hall, Weightlifting (male) at Weightlifting Hall, Jinnah Stadium, Wrestling (male) at Outer Ground near Basketball Ground and Wushu (male) at Amir Khan Boxing Hall.