All Fata inter-schools sports gala kicks off in Jamrud


KHYBER AGENCY: Colorful all Fata Inter-schools sports competitions opened here at Jamrud Sports Complex.

The extra-curriculum activity was organized under the auspices of the department of Sports, Culture and Youth affairs, Fata  Secretariat and Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) FATA; Sikandar Qayyam was the chief guest on the occasion.

Beside Director Sports Fata Muhammad Nawaz, Political Agent, Khyber Agency Khalid Mehmood, Assistant Political Agent, Jamrud Muhammad Riaz Khan, large number of tribal elders and sports lover participated in the sports gala.

Player teams of different teams, dressed in color sports kits carried out march pass while passing in front of dais.

National songs sung by local singer and gymnastic team presented their skill that enthralled the audience.

Speaking on the occasion the chief guest said that the aim of initiating the games competitions was to provide and to engage the tribal youth in positive activities so that to polish their talent in sports.

Last decade had remained a night mare for the tribesmen as the terrorists had made their lives miserable but with join efforts of forces and the tribal peace had been restored and the environment was favorable for such kind of sports competitions, ACS remarked.

The games will continue for five days and teams of seven agencies and six Frontier Regions (FRs) will compete in games of Football, Athletics, Cricket, Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis and Hockey.