ISLAMABAD - The 44th National Athletics Championship will commence today (Friday)  here at Jinnah Stadium in which around 500 athletes will appear.

Eighteen teams from all the four provinces, AJK, Fata, GB, Islamabad and different departments teams Army, PAF, Navy, Wapda, Railways, Police, HEC, POF Wah, Pak Steel and Pakistan Education Boards will feature in 22 men and 20 women events.