Maqil, Ahmed, Huzaifah, Mustafa, Israr, Noman victorious in Climbing Competition

ISLAMABAD: Maqil Khan, Ahmed Abdullah, Huzaifah, Mustafa Khan, Israr Khan and Noman Abbasi earned victories in different categories of the boys’ event of the Climbing Competition held here at Ibex Club, Rawal Lake.

The Climbing Competition was organized by the Adventure Club of Pakistan to mark the World Tourism Day in collaboration with Ibex Sports and Leisure Club.Maqil Khan (under-9), Ahmed Abdullah (under-12), Huzaifah (under-15), Mustafa Khan (under-18), Israr Khan (under-25) and Noman Abbasi (open) earned victories.

In the girls event of the competition, Saba Gul (under-9), Mahrukh Aizad (under-12), Hurain Ghafoor (under-15), Salma Bibi (under-18), Afzoon Bibi (18+ open), Ammani Jannat (open challange) and Ammani Jannat (special award) won in different categories.

The event was participated by several schools, colleges and universities, clubs and individuals and the competitions were arranged for various age categories for girls and boys e.g. Under 12, Under 15, Under 18, 18+ and for professional climbers.

A huge number of climbers from Lahore, Rawalpindi, Wah Cantt, Islamabad, Chenab Nagar and Mardan came in the competition. Students from City School, Beaconhouse, Nusrat Jehan Academy, Army Public School, Roots, Quaid-e-Azam Public School, Gosha-e-Mashal School, University of Lahore and teams from SNGPL, UoL, Ibex Club and Adventure Club of Pakistan participated in the competitions, making a number of more than 350 climbers.

The awards ceremony was participated by Mohammad Ramzan Qasuri, Secretary Islamabad Olympic Association, Sheikh Abdul Hayee, Secretary Islamabad Boy Scouts Association and Dr. Tariq Masood, Director, Federal Directorate of Education. Dr. Abdul Jabbar Bhatti Lt. Col. ®, mountaineer who had summit Mount Everest this year encouraged youth to take part in healthy outdoor activities.

On the occasion, Tahir Imran Khan, Founder President of Adventure Club announced a complimentary sport climbing training course to all position holders, one year free membership of Adventure Club, one month complimentary climbing at Ibex Club and added an exclusive offer of Archery target shooting to all participants of training course.