Pakistanis participating in 18th Asian Games celebrate independence day with zeal

KARACHI:Players and officials representing Pakistan at the ongoing 18th Asian Games in Jakarta (Indonesia) celebrated the 71st Independence Day of the homeland with all zeal and enthusiasm.

According to a communication received here Tuesday a special ceremony was organized by the Pakistani players at the Athlete Village this morning during which all Pakistani present on the occasion recited national anthem and made special prayers for the prosperity of the country.

The ceremony was also attended by players from different countries attending the regional games. They were reported to have particularly enjoyed dances performed by Pakistanis on different folk tunes.

These players also felicitated their Pakistani counterparts on the auspicious occasion and wished a bright future for Pakistan.

The players from Pakistan unanimously acknowledged that they owed their success and fame to Pakistan.

They on the occasion committed to themselves that all out attempts will be made to clinch as many medals for the country during series of sports’ contest they are participating during the Asian Games.