General Council meeting of Ski Federation


Islamabad—The general council meeting of the ski federation of Pakistan met here at Air HQ Islamabad.
Air Marshal Asad Abdul Rehman Khan Lodhi Vice chief of Air Staff who is also President of Ski Federation of Pakistan presided the meeting which was attended by all the affiliated ski clubs ski associations government departments and representatives of armed forces Pakistan, a press release issued here said.
The members associations also highlighted the efforts and contribution of late Captain (R) Shah Khan of GB (Sittara e Imtiaz PAF and Sitara e Imtiaz military) who died few days back at the age of 92.
The participants said that late Shah Khan who was the son of Mir Nazim Khan, Ruler of the Hunza State was a true adventurer through and through.
He was an avid polo player, mountaineer and a great skier. The members associations while highlighting his efforts in the field of skiing in the country said that late shah khan worked hard to introduce and promote winter games specially skiing.
He was having great interest in winter games and brought a lot of developments for the promotion of skiing.
He developed Naltar slop of GB and introduced many girls and boys from Naltar valley and trained them. Today the small plant, which he cultivated, many years back has become a strong tree from which plenty of international boys and girls are shining in the field of skiing.
The president of the ski federation also spoke very high for late Shah Khan and termed him as father of skiing in the country. The general council also discussed forthcoming winter games to be scheduled w.e.f January 2017 to march 2017.
Secretary General Ski federation Syed Qaswar Abbas Naqvi highlighted the winter schedule whereas air commodore Shahid Nadeem briefed the participants about the holding of 04 FIS races at Malam Jabba and Naltar in January 2017 as according to him holding such international races are great achievements of the ski federation of Pakistan.
He emphasized that Malam Jaba shall be witnessing international level competitions after 11 years during forthcoming season and all arrangements are being finalized to hold 04 FIS races at Naltar and Malam Jabba during January 2017.
He called upon all the ski associations and affiliated clubs etc to join hands to make the winter domestic and international competitions both at malam jabba and Naltar successful.”
These competitions shall open new corridors for the promotions of the skiing in the country,” he said.—APP