ISLAMABAD (APP) - The well-organised and trouble-free Beijing Olympics Torch Relay in Islamabad on Wednesday has yet again established Pakistan's ability to hold international sporting events in a satisfactory manner, said President Pakistan Olympic Association Lt Gen  Syed Arif Hasan on Thursday. "The entire world was witness to our organising abilities as the Torch Relay was shown live internationally," Arif Hasan told reporters. He was speaking the day after a spectacular Torch Relay was held in this capital city Wednesday -- studded with dazzling fireworks, folk cultural shows, torch-carrying by the country's former sporting stars such as Jahangir Khan, Hassan Sardar and Samiullah and a stunning performance by a Chinese cultural troupe. The four-yearly Olympic Games will be held this year in Beijing from August 8 to 24. "The Beijing Olympics Torch Relay in Islamabad was diligently organised and its successful culmination should be an honour and pride for our people, Arif said. The Beijing Olympics Organising Committee had selected Islamabad as one of the 22 cities around the globe for the world tour of Olympic Torch, which had already been to Almaty, Istanbul, St. Petersburg, Moscow, London, Paris, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Darus Salam and Muscat before coming to Islamabad. The Olympic Torch will now travel to a number of other cities around the world, mostly east of Pakistan, before making a rendezvous with Beijing for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on August 8. "There was no problem of security during Olympic Torch' stay in Islamabad," said Arif in an apparent allusion to troubles by handful of protesters in London and Paris. "Even our Chinese friends who came with the Olympic Torch were impressed with the way the different ceremonies of the Torch Relay were held," Arif said. Both the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan attended the Torch Relay as well as the subsequent spectacle of light, colour, and music at Pakistan Sports Complex. Arif said the Torch Relay would help attract the youth towards sports, which were the best ambassador abroad for a country and its people.To a question, he said the government had released a grant of Rs. eight million and had also promised more for staging the Torch Relay which was the first time since 1964 that Olympic Torch visited Pakistan. "If you relate the grant to the Torch Relay, we were successful beyond our dreams," he said, adding that though local sponsors couldn't sufficiently display their hoardings due to involvement of international sponsors, yet corporate house like Habib Bank provided good sponsorship. He appreciated the role of 40-odd volunteers in the Torch Relay and also lauded the general community participation in this event. To a question, POA Chief said a wild-card entry in shooting has already been given to Pakistan for Beijing Olympics while hockey will be Pakistan's main hope for an Olympic medal.