Pak Navy retains National Shooting C’ship title

ISLAMABAD:Defending Champions Pakistan Navy retained the title of National Shooting Championship 2019 by winning the event at Pakistan Navy Shooting Range, Karsaz on Friday.

Navy claimed 18 gold, 14 silver and as many bronze medals Pakistan Army finished second to secure the runner-up position, said a press release issued here by Directorate of Public Relations of Pakistan Navy.

The closing ceremony was held at Pakistan Navy Shooting Range, Karsaz. Commander Logistics Rear Admiral Adnan Khaliq, who was the chief guest gave away medals to the winners. The week-long event was organized and hosted by Pakistan Navy.

The mega national event which is held every year, involved all national level teams competing for the coveted title.More than 300 Shooters belonging to the teams of Army, Navy, Air Force, Punjab, Sindh, WAPDA and Federal Rifle Association (FRA) participated in the event and displayed their skills. During the event, 16 new national records were set up by the shooters of Pakistan Army and Pakistan Navy in the Rifle and Pistol categories. Zeeshan ul Shakir PO PTI of Pakistan Navy set for new individual national records in the Rifle category.

The chief guest while addressing the ceremony said that shooting as a sport, was getting considerable prominence beyond the military circles at national level as well. Our youth possess the best of abilities and acumen to become good shooters, he said.

He expressed the hope that this event would showcase the talent of aspiring contestants and serve to mobilize their potential at national and international levels.