LAHORE – The Level-I course for coaches began under the auspices of Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) at Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad. According to information made available here on Sunday, AFP Promotion and Development Chairman Brig (r) Sultan Mehmood Satti inaugurated the 12-days course. AFP Secretary Muhammad Zafar was also present there. Total 24 coaches from across the country are taking part in the course including Sub Ashraf Ali, Naib Sub M Imran, Asim Ejaz, Shams Ul Haq, Akram Khan, Adnan Akbar, Mehraban Shah, Aamir Shahzad, Masood Mahfooz, M Alam, Anwar Ali, Ibrar Hussain, Dowa Mehmood, Zohaib Khan, Sajjad Haider, Shafaqat Ali, M Anees Ahmed, Asif Mahmood, Sajid Imran, Irfan Ali Rana, M Imran Khan, Shafaqat Ali, Majid Fasih and Tasawar Hussain. Level two coaches of Pakistan Rafiq Ahmed and Lieutenant Colonel Ghulam Shabbir Anwar will give lectures to the coaches. AFP President Maj Gen (r) M Akram Sahi said that the aim of the course is to provide coaches with awareness about new strengths and innovative techniques of athletics. The course will continue till June 30 and at the end of the course, Certificates will be distributed among the successful participants.
Replying to a question, Mohammad Akram Sahi said that sports competitions could not be held in the country for almost one and a half years due to corona virus which has caused great loss to sports and athletes. Now the Corona virus epidemic has been brought under control, so the Pakistan Athletics Federation decided to conduct this course.