2nd International PACES competition under Pak Army starts in Lahore
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – The second International PACES – Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System – Competition held under arrangements of Pakistan Army in Lahore on Tuesday.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony at Fortress Stadium, which was attended by a large number of spectators.
As many as 16 local teams, including Pakistan Army, and 17 international teams from eleven countries, including Bahrain, China, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, South Africa, UAE and UK, are participating in the competition.
Contingents from seven countries, including Egypt, Italy, Myanmar, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan, are participating as observers.
Welcoming the participants, COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa highlighted the significance of physical fitness in undertaking the challenges and hardships associated with soldiering.
He said that the competition demands a high level of combat skill to meet challenges of modern warfare. “However, the spirit of soldiering and multinational participation is equally if not more important.”
The competition will continue till October 15.