ISLAMABAD - Three-day sports gala started here at FAST-NU on Friday with Test cricketer Umar Gul gracing the occasion as chief guest.

The events including cricket, futsal, football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and hockey will be contested over next three days. The students from all the universities of country will participate in the events. The purpose of holding the gala is to enhance sporting spirit and its values among the students.

The chief guest was welcomed by Director of NU-Campus Dr Arshad Ali Shahid - a renowned personality of youth affairs. In his introductory address, he briefed about the importance of sports. He also lauded FAST sports guild and sports officer Aoun Abbas Hashmi for conducting an impressive ceremony and hoped the event would be a great success.

In the final round, prizes will be awarded to the winners. The closing ceremony will be graced by former Senator Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi, who is also the chairman Pakistan professional boxing league.