POA president asked to resign over poor performance at Tokyo Olympics’

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Federal Minister For Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr Fahmida Mirza on Friday said that the government has asked president Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) to leave the office after bad performance of the Pakistani contingent in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Dr Fahmida Mirza in her written response submitted in the National Assembly (NA), said the federal government provided facilities for the 10 athletes and 11 officials who took part in Tokyo Olympics.

The ministry was not informed about the causes of the bad performance of the Pakistani athletes at the grand stage by the Pakistan Olympic Association.

“The government has asked the president of the association to step down from his office,” Fahmida Mirza said in her written response and added that government is not willing to interfere into the POA matters.

It is to be noted that Pakistani contingent in a recently held Tokyo Olympics 2020 had performed very bad except Arshad Nadeem, who showed promising performance in the javelin throw competition but ended up security fifth position.—INP

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