Dear Media and Colleagues of Olympic Family,
Independence Day is vital to reiterate the purpose of creation every sovereign nations and so is August 14 for every Pakistani reminding the struggle our ancestors did to secure Pakistan for the Muslims of the Sub-Continent and under the exemplary leadership of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
In a colorful ceremony here at Pakistan Olympic House, 2-Hameed Nizami Road Lahore, Lt Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan, President POA hoisted national flag of Pakistan. He lauded the vision of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal that realized due to exceptional statesmanship of Jinnah, the father of the nation. Following the theme “Pakistan Independence Day Tree Plantation Campaign”, Lt Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan, President POA planted a tree at Pakistan Olympic House along with star Athletes / Medalists who planted trees:-
Inam Butt (Wrestling), Gold Medalist - ANOC World Beach Games
Shafiq Chishti (Kabaddi), World Champion
Talha Talib (Weightlifting), Bronze Medalist, Commonwealth Games
Lt Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan HI (M) extends heartiest felicitations to all the Olympic Family of Pakistan, on the auspicious occasion of the Independence Day. As per vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan and International Olympic Committee for the cause of environment sustainability, President POA urged the Olympic Family to make workable ideas permanent feature of their promotional plans to create a conducive, healthy and pollution free environment not only for the athletes but to further the campaign to attain a pollution free Pakistan. This will definitely enable us to contribute for the crucial cause of environmental sustainability to build and preserve a green future for Pakistani children.
Mr. Muhammad Khalid Mahood, Secretary General POA, Mr. Muhammad Jahangir, Deputy Secretary General POA, Mr. Ahmer Malick, Associate Secretary General POA, Mr. Abdul Mobeen, President Pakistan Wrestling Federation, Mr. Muhammad Arshad Sattar, Secretary General, Pakistan Wrestling Federation, Lt Col (R) Muhammad Nasir Ijaz Tung, General Secretary Pakistan Boxing Federation, Mr. Amjad Amin Butt, Secretary General, Pakistan Weightlifting Federation and Mr. Idrees Haider Khawaja, Secretary General, Punjab Olympic Association were also present on the occasion.
May the Almighty Allah shower his countless blessings upon the people of Pakistan and In-Sha-Allah we will sail out of this difficult pandemic course Stronger & United.
#STAYSAFE #STAYHEALTHY #STAYSTRONG
Happy Independence Day.
Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Pakistan Olympic Association