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Joint China - Report on First Punjab Sport Climbing Championship – Lahore Held at DHA EME Sector Sports Wall – 31 Mar – 01 Apr 2012

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Rock Climbing has been introduced in Pakistan in recent years. It is one of the most challenging sports both in outdoor and indoor artificial walls all over the world. International Federation of Rock Climbing (IFSC) is based at Bern Switzerland, is the governing body including two separate chapters for Europe and Asia. Due to its international recognition and popularity Sports Climbing has been included for Olympics sport event in 2020. ACP became Pakistan’s sole representative on IFSC on 25th Feb 2012 .

SNGPL – 1st Punjab National Sport Climbing Championship was conducted for two days from 31st March to 1st April, 2012 at DHA-EME “Climbing Arena” Lahore. Alpine Club of Pakistan provided free accommodation to players coming from other districts for the Championship, alongwith Jury; technical official from Islamabad and different technical gear. The Championship was conducted as per international rule and regulations of IFSC. Climbers from various Provincial Associations, Organizations and Club all over Punjab participated in the championship. Over 120 participated in different categories of the Championship.

Pakistan Television Corporation (Sports Channel) provided extensive live coverage of the event with large number of cameras. The two hour recorded programme was telecast on the PTV (Sports Channels) on various occasions.

Lt Col Manzoor Hussain (Retd) President ACP, Mr. Abdul Haseeb, Sr. General Manager (Projects) Sui Northern Gas Ltd were the Chief Guests on the award ceremony. They were joined by Mr. M Umair Khan GM SNGL and Brig Zahid Mahmood Project Director DHA-EME. In his address President ACP specially thanked PTV Sports for providing the excellent coverage of the event. Followings were the winners of Championship:-.