KARACHI The Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) has selected sizzling month of May when the temperatures soar to 40s to hold three day national championship at Karachi May 27 to 29, it was learnt here Friday. The Sindh Athletics Association will be the host of the championship which would also serve as trials to select probable for Pakistan team for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October and in November for Asian Games in China. Originally, the championship was to be held either at Islamabad or Lahore but the federation felt that because of the high temperatures, it would be better to shift it to Karachi where they felt the temperatures would be comparatively low. However, they did not know that average temperatures in the month of May in Karachi is around 38 or 39 degrees Celsius with high percentage of humidity making outdoor sports activities an energy sapping exercise. The AFP and the SFA may have agreed to hold the event in late May when assured that the temperatures would be comfortable for the championships. National Athletics is returning to Karachi after more than five years. The championship will be held at local national sports and coaching centre which is the only venue in the city with tartan track. It also has hostel facilities where officials and some athletes could be accommodated.