LAHORE-People’s Liberation Army (China) and Pakistan Army excelled on the opening day of the pull-ups contest in the 1st International PACES Competition 2016 which commenced here at the Ayub Stadium Cantt on Tuesday.

The event is being organised by Pakistan Army, which is the first ever competition in the world. China’s First Sergeant Zhang Qi completed 71 pull-ups while Pakistan Army’s Sepoy Zubair made 67 pull-ups in two minutes’ time. China’s Lance Corporal lagged behind with just one completing 66 pull-ups to get the third position. Earlier, Commander Lahore Corps Lt General Sadiq Ali declared the PACES competition open amid a colourful ceremony at the venue which was attended by a large crowd. All the participating teams joined a flag march past, followed by Army’s regimental troupes, representing all provinces of Pakistan including Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir, which presented traditional folk dances on the tune of famous regional songs and a spectacular demonstration by the Pakistan Army band which won thunderous applauds from the audience.

The most impressive and heart-touching gesture was demonstrated by Chinese and Turkish soldiers, who showed their sincere and lasting friendship with Pakistan holding their own and Pakistani flags during the march past.

Today (Wednesday), the participating teams will compete in 3.2km run which will start at 9am from Askari-10 and end at the Ayub Stadium.


Students of Pak Army Public School singing national songs.–Online


China team captain holding China flag and standing near Pakistan team.–Online


Men seen presenting Baluchistan culture.–Online