NH&MP held 8th Annual Sports Festival at Training College, Sheikhupura

Inspector General National Highways & Motorway Police Allah Dino Khowaja said sports activities play vital role in the growth, formation and development of human life. A sound mind is found in sound body and sports play a pivotal role in aligning human mind in right directions. He was addressing as chief guest in the closing ceremony of 8th NH&MP Annual Sports Festival, 2018 held at NH&MP Training College, Sheikhupura. Additional IG Khalid Mahmood, Additional IG Ghulam Rasool Zahid, Commandant Training College DIG Mehboob Aslam, DIG Central Ahmad Arslan Malik, DIG Motorways Ashfaq Ahmad Khan, DIG Operations Raja Riffat Mukhtar, Sector Commanders and other senior police officers and officials were also present on the occasion.
In week long Sports Festival, teams from Central, North, South, Motorway, West Zones, Training College and Headquarters participated in Cricket, Football, Tug of War, Basketball, Volley Ball, Shooting, Shot Put, Table Tennis, Badminton and Athletic competitions. North Zone won the title of Best Zone by winning 11 Gold Medals while last year champion Central Zone managed to secure second position with 06 Golds. The Central Zone tug of war team remained unbeaten throughout the festival by winning the finals against Motorway Zone in presence of Chief Guest. The distinguishing feature of this closing ceremony of 8th Sports Festival was 100 and 50 meter race among senior officers of NH&MP including IG, Additional IGs, DIGs and SSPs. In the senior officers race DIG Ahmad Arslan Malik remained the winner while IG AD Khowaja took the second position. Addressing at the occasion, IG Motorway Police Allah Dino Khowaja said that NH&MP is renowned as courteous, honest and helping force. Human resource development play imperative role in the success of any organization while sports are vital in invigorating this resource, he added. He further said that sports are part of life and enjoying win is the spirit of game. IG NH&MP added that sports activities always create healthy competition in organizations. He said that sports activities always generate environment of tolerance, team work and struggle to achieve the success. Inspector General Allah Dino Khowaja advised officers to bring this spirit in the field to better serve the department. IG NH&MP congratulated the winning teams and appreciated the efforts of Commandant Training College DIG Mehboob Aslam for organizing the sports festival in befitting manner. IG NH&MP also congratulated north zone and DIG Ashfaq Ahmad Khan for being champion zone of 8th sports festival 2018. While talking with media, IG said that he was making efforts to streamline the service structure of NH&MP. Commandant Training College DIG Mehboob Aslam said that sports activities are essential to boost the morale of any force and he will try to organize different sports events besides this annual festival. At the end of the event, IG NH&MP distributed prizes among the winning teams and players and handed over the Champion Trophy to North Zone which was declared as Best Zone.

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