Gilgit-Baltistan skiers lift Saadia Khan Ski Cup
NALTAR (Gilgit), Jan 21 (APP):Gilgit-Baltistan scouts outclassed their rivals to win Saadia Khan Ski Cup, bagging all medals here
at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Naltar Resort on Sunday.
Skiers from various ski associations of the country participated in the three-day event in temperatures below freezing point. A large number of spectators and ski lovers from all over the country came to witness the event.
Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, PAF was the chief guest of the concluding ceremony.
The Air Chief also awarded prizes in cross country, skating, ice skating and snowboarding competitions.
Speaking on the occasion the Air Chief said, “The efforts of Ski Federation of Pakistan (SFP) in making skiing accessible to the youth of the country are really commendable. I urge the SFP to bring
in young boys and girls from other parts of the country as well and offer them these facilities here”.
“It is heartening to note that SFP is establishing a ski school for the children at Rattoo and
Malam Jabba. I am confident that these activities would prove very rewarding for our players to leave their mark in skiing competitions all over the world,” he added.
Talking about the development plans of PAF for the Naltar Valley, he said, “We are looking
forward to making Naltar Valley into an international standard resort. Moreover, PAF has also
envisaged a new skill development plan by starting educational and vocational training for the students
of this area”.
The results of event are as under: –
Saadia Khan Cup