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As the media friends are aware that the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang, Indonesia are taking place from 18 August to 02 September, 2018. The first meeting of all stakeholders was held at POA Office Lahore in January, 2018 to discuss the possibility of participating sports with strength of athletes and officials. Another important meeting was held at Islamabad on 06-06-2018 under the chairmanship of Director General, Pakistan Sports Board of all stakeholders and criteria for participation was devised with a decision to hold a final meeting at Lahore on 13-06-2018 to finalize the Pakistan Contingent. In this meeting the federations gave their proposals / suggestions and also expected performance of athletes for the said games. The meeting finally resolved to participate in the following sports:-

Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball (3x3), Boxing, *Bridge, Equestrian, *Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Ju-Jitsu, Kabaddi, Karate, *Kurash, *Paragliding, *Pencak Silat, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, *Sepaktakraw, Shooting, *Soft Tennis, *Sport Climbing, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Wushu

Note: The sports marked with '*' are non affiliated sports with POA and shall participate at their own expenses.

The strength of Pakistan Contingent is estimated as under:-

Athletes (Men) 181 69 250
Athletes (Female) 34 14 48
Officials (Men & Women) 85 14 99
GRAND TOTAL 300 97 397

Training camps of the government sponsored sports shall commence from 20 June, 2018 at Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi Centres.

Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Secretary General
Pakistan Olympic Association