Army wins 33rd National Games
Pakistan Army was announced the winners of 33rd National Games after the games concluded with a colourful ceremony at Peshawar.
Pakistan Army clinched the national games Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for the 24th time after securing 7,909 points with 150 Gold medals, 134 Silver and 96 Bronze medals while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was awarded the fair-play trophy of the 33rd National Games at the closing ceremony of the games.
Besides Pakistan Army, Pakistan WAPDA secured second position with 7093 points that included 148 Gold, 99 Silver and 73 Bronze medals followed by Pakistan Railways in the third place with 1815 points coming from 12 Gold, 20 Silver and 73 Bronze medals.
Pakistan Navy took fourth position with 1770 points with 21 Gold, 24 Silver and 22 Bronze medals . Punjab topped the provinces by finishing 5th overall with 1622 points and 49 total medals that included 1 Gold, 14 Silver and 34 Bronze.
PAF managed to get 1426 points to finish sixth with 11 Golds, 16 Silver and 31 Bronze medals.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa remained at seventh with 1287 points, by grabbing 2 Gold, 5 Silver and 34 Bronze medals.
HEC with 11 Gold medal, 11 Silver and 38 Bronze medals got 8th position. .
Sindh finished on the 9th spot with 965 points with 2 Gold, 9 Silver and 34 Bronze medals and Balochistan completed the top 10 with 495 points coming from 1 Gold, 6 Silver and 16 Bronze medals.
Islamabad finished 11th followed by Police at 12th place. Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir stood 13th and 14th respectively.
A total of 10,000 athletes from 14 different units including Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy, Punjab, Pakistan Police, Sindh, Balochistan, Wapda, Railways, HEC, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and host Khyber Pakhtunkhwa took part in the mega event.
International-standard facilities at Abdul Wali Khan Sports Complex, Charsadda, Hayatabad Sports Complex, Peshawar, Jamrud Sports Complex, Khyber District, Peshawar Sports Complex and Abbottabad Sports Complex hosted all the 32 men and 27 women disciplines.
It is worth mentioning here that KP got the honor of holding these Games for the 7th times earlier KP organized these Games in 1958, 1974, 1982, 1990, 1998 and 2010.
Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman was the chief guest on this occasion. He awarded the Quiad-e-Azam trophy to Pakistan Army and fair-play trophy to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's two Gold medalists Murad Ahmad and Murad Ali.
Besides Governor KP, President Pakistan Olympic Association Lt. Gen Arif Hassan (retired), Secretary Khalid Mehmood, President KP Olympic Association Syed Aqil Shah, Secretary Sports Kamran Rehman, Director General Sports Asfandyar Khattak, Managing Director Tourism Corporation Junaid Khan, players and large number of spectators were also present.