Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has announced 33rd National Games 2019 to be held in Peshawar, Abbottabad, Mardan, Charsadda and Islamabad. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) being an affiliated unit of POA is participating in 16 Men and 14 women games.
Apart from other programmes scheduled by POA for National Games, the Torch Relay Programme is an important part wherein POA Torch Relay Committee hands over Pakistan Olympic Torch to its affiliated units.
In this regard, a ceremony was arranged by Sports Division, HEC in collaboration with Islamabad Olympic Association and POA Torch Relay Committee at HEC Secretariat on Tuesday.
The Torch was handed over to Dr. Fateh Muhammad Marri, Acting Executive Director HEC by Begum Ishrat Ashraf, Chairperson, Management Committee of Islamabad Olympic Association and Mr. Muhammad Khalid Mahmood, Secretary General, Pakistan Olympic Association.
Senior HEC officers, officials and players from different universities of Islamabad attended the ceremony.