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47th National Athletics Championship to kick off in Quetta from Monday

QUETTA: 47th National Athletics Championship is all set to kick off in Quetta from Monday.

The championship will be based on three-days that will continue from May 9, 2016, to May 11 in which fifteen teams across the country will take part.

The participating teams are: Army, Air Force, Navy, Wapda, Railways, HEC, Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, FATA, and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Earlier today (Saturday), 5-day National Taekwondo Championship started in Karachi.

400 athletes of 15 teams are taking part in the championship that will continue till Wednesday.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.