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COAS witnesses final of Young Soldiers Inter Central PACES C'ship.

RAWALPINDI -- Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday visited Abbottabad and witnessed the final of 5th COAS Young Soldiers Inter Central PACES (Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System) Championship at Baloch Regimental Centre Abbottabad.

The COAS also awarded prizes to the winners, said an ISPR statement issued here.

A total of 532 contestants from 23 Regimental Centres participated in this event.

Engineer Centre team won the 5th Army PACES Championship while Baloch Centre team won the 2nd Position in the competition. Sapper Sanat Ullah won the overall best player award of the competition by securing 2798 marks and Sepoy Mohammad Adil secured overall 2nd Position by securing 2785 marks.

In individual matches, Sepoy Mohammad Rizwan Abbas secured first position in 3.2 Km run by covering distance in 10.7 minutes.

Sepoy Mohammad Yaqoob did 102 pull ups to clinch 1st position in pull ups match. Sapper Majid Ali secured first position in sit up match by doing 1131 sit ups. Sepoy Mohammad Adil did 1457 push ups to secure first position and Recruit Mohammad Asees Iqbal won first position by completing combat efficiency test in 49.22 seconds and breaking the previous international Chinese record of 50.07 seconds.

While speaking on the occasion, the COAS appreciated participants of the competition and trainers for achieving very high standards of physical fitness and professionalism.

He said Pakistan Army was the most battle hardened army in the world and it was primarily due to highest standard of physical fitness, professionalism and motivation of its officers and men, who face the challenges dauntlessly.

Earlier, on arrival at Abbottabad, the COAS was received by Inspector General Training and Evaluation (IGT and E) Lieutenant General Hidayat Ur Rehman and Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza, Commander 10 Corps.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Sep 20, 2017
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