LAHORE - Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) president Lt Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan was reelected as Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) vice president and HH Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah as president for the next term 2015 to 2019 in the general assembly of Asian body.

The elective general assembly of OCA met in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and reposed confidence in the dynamic and visionary leadership of HH Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, who is also president of Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC). Sheikh is well reputed for his interest, initiatives and contributions in sports. He has undertaken numerous significant sporting positions globally and has been the president of the OCA since 1991, a member of the IOC since 1992 and president of ANOC since 2012.

POA chief Arif Hasan has been part of OCA executive board for the last eight years and elected for the third consecutive time that indeed is remarkable achievement and speaks for his marathon efforts, endeavours and commitments for the promotion of Olympic Movement in Pakistan and South Asia. His reelection to this position speaks volumes of his qualities as a human and a sport leader. The trust and confidence reposed in him is certainly a great honour and pride for the Olympic fraternity of Pakistan.

The POA is grateful to the OCA for electing the best executive board and pays tribute to Sheikh Ahmad for leading the OCA in such an exemplary and outstanding manner that has elevated Olympism throughout the world.