Army contingents of Nepal, United Kingdom and Kazakhstan have reached here on Sunday to participate in the First International PACES Championship-2016 organized by Pakistan Army.
The Event will commence amid a graceful opening ceremony at the Ayub Stadium, here from October 18. Army teams from Sri Lanka, People’s Liberation Army (China), Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Maldives have already reached in the city. Bahrain army team is expected tonight. Army teams from Australia, USA, Turkey, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Turkey shall arrive on Monday.
Around 370 army men of the participating teams will demonstrate their stamina, physical fitness and combat skill during the six-day Event. Teams will contest in the disciplines of Pull-Ups, Sit-Ups, and Combat Efficiency Test during the Event.
Meanwhile, the preparations to stage the Event in a befitting manner are being given final shape at the Ayub Stadium, Lahore Garrison here on Sunday. Top army officials were present on the occasion who reviewed the arrangements. A full dress rehearsal was also held in which squads of the participating army teams took part.
According to ISPR, sixteen countries will participate in the drills aimed at enhancing physical and military capabilities of troops.
A 25-member Sri Lankan army team arrived in Lahore on Wednesday.
It is pertinent to mention that the first ever joint exercise between Pakistan and Russian military commenced on September 27 and concluded on October 10.
Saudi army team boarding on the bus at the Allama Iqbal International airport
Group photo of Britain Army team with Pakistan army officials.