Three Baloch girls excel DMC South Defence Day Women Cycling Race
Humera Baloch, Sumera Baloch and Tayyaba Baloch of Pakistan Army team secure 1st, 2nd and 3rd position respectively
Winners and other cyclist girls were awarded with shields, certificates and cash prizes.
Karachi: Three female athletes of Pakistan Army secured first three positions in “DMC South Defense Day Women’s Cycle Race” hosted by District Municipal Corporation (DMC) South in collaboration with Sindh Cycling Association to mark the Pakistan Defense Day here on Sunday.
Ms. Humera Baloch of Pakistan Army bagged first position by covering the distance of eight kilometers in 22 minutes and 30 seconds. Ms. Sumera Baloch of Pakistan Army secured second slot by completing the same distance in 22 minutes and 42 seconds while Tayyaba Imdad Baloch bagged third position by completing the event in 22 minutes and 58 seconds.
Chief Guest of the inaugural ceremony, Commissioner Karachi Naveed Ahmed Sheikh flagged off to inaugurate the race from Club Road, Commissioner House.
On the occasion, Administrator District South Dr. Afshan Rabab Syed, Municipal Commissioner South Akhtar Ali Sheikh, Secretary Sindh Olympic Association Ahmed Ali Rajput, Wasim Hashmi, Khalid Shamsi, Ghulam Muhammad Khan, Asgher Baloch, Patron of the Sindh Cycling Association Hafiz Ali Advocate, Chairman Hafiz Jahangir Alam Bhatti, President Qamar Zaman Burki, Secretary Kaleem Awan and other notables were also present.
Addressing on the occasion Commissioner Karachi Naveed Ahmed Sheikh spoke about the importance of Defense Day and said that we must appreciate the sacrifices rendered by the armed forces of Pakistan.
“Our women are flying jets as well as climbing the highest mountain peaks in the world. Why we should not provide full opportunities to our girls in sports”, Commissioner asked.
He said that the DMC South, Administrator Dr. Afshan Rabab and his entire team deserve appreciation for organizing the cycle race with full participation of the girls on the occasion of Pakistan Defense Day.
Chief Guest of the prize distribution ceremony, Dr. Afshan Rabab presented trophies, cash rewards and certificates to the winners.
Cash prizes were also distributed among all the cyclist participants of the race.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Afshan said that our target is to see our athletes at the Victory Stand in events like Olympics and Asian Games.
She expressed hope that many cyclists participated in today’s cycle race will represent Pakistan in the National Women’s Cycling Team in the future.
She said that the DMC South will extend every possible cooperation and support for promotion of sports. (PR)