National Athletics Championship from April 3

ISLAMABAD: President Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) Maj Gen ® Mohammad Akram Sahi on Thursday said the 46th National Athletics Championships (Men & Women) will be staged at Jinnah Stadium of the Pakistan Sports Complex from April 3.

While, addressing to media here at Pakistan Sports Complex, Akram Sahi said the winner of the event will be awarded with cash prizes and trophy. “First position holder will get an amount of Rs 5,000, second Rs 3,000 and third will bag an amount of Rs 2,000.

Sahi said the event is being organized by Athletics Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with Wapda Sports Board and the event will continue till April 5. “A total of 500 athletes including Men and Women will participate in the event,” he said.

He said the teams to compete for top honors in the three-day extravaganza include Army, PAF, Navy, Wapda, Railways, HEC, Punjab, Sindh, KPK, Balochistan, Islamabad, AJK, FATA and Gilgit Baltistan. “It is a mandatory annual event in which champion athletes display their prowess in the sports arena,” he said.