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Dear Media Friends,

Pakistan Olympic Association is pleased to share the List of Pakistan Contingent participating in the upcoming XXI Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held from 04-15 April, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.


Pakistan Contingent comprising of 87 Athletes and Officials including Chef de Mission, General Team Manager, Doctor, Press Attache and Administrative Personnel shall participate in the games and compete for the honour.

Lt Gen (R) Muzammil Hussain Chairman WAPDA has been nominated as Chef de Mission (CDM) of Pakistan Contingent. A meeting was convened by Gen Muzammil Hussain on 16 MARCH, 2018 at 1030 AM at Committee Room WAPDA House, Lahore to discuss the arrangements of participation of Pakistan Contingent in the said Games as well as to evolve a coordination plan during stay in Gold Coast and other related matters. It may please be noted that Gen Muzammil Hussain is a sports loving person and had been the head of Army Sports for long time.

All the Secretaries General of participating National Sports Federations alongwith accompanying Team Managers and representatives of PSB were invited to attend this important meeting to give a brief presentation to CDM about training and preparation for the Games.

Mr. Muhammad Khalid Mahmood, Secretary General Pakistan Olympic Association (CGA Pakistan) gave a  presentation to the CDM and participants about the actions taken by POA till to date and shared important information related to the Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast, Australia.

Syed Habib Shah, Deputy Director General (Tech), PSB and Dr. Waqar Ahmad Chairman Anti-Doping Organization of Pakistan also gave their presentations to the CDM and participants.

The departure of Pakistan Contingent is planned on 31 March, 2018 from Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi as per availability of flights. Hockey and Weightlifting Teams shall depart from on 27 March, 2018 for Gold Coast. Pakistan Sports Board is arranging their flights booking and related matters.

The Team Welcome Ceremony of Pakistan will take place on 3rd April, 2018.

The Opening Ceremony of the Games will take place on 04 April, 2018 and Closing Ceremony on 15 April, 2018.

Pakistan Contingent would depart from Gold Coast on 16 and 17 April, 2018 for Pakistan.

Gen Muzammil Hussain Chef de Mission / Chairman WAPDA thanked Gen Syed Arif Hasan, President Pakistan Olympic Association for posing confidence in him to lead the Pakistan Contingent. After meeting the Team Managers, he was confident that Pakistan will deliver its best in the forthcoming
Commonwealth Games.

Best regards,
Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Secretary General
Pakistan Olympic Association (CGA Pakistan)