LAHORE - Soldiers of Pakistan Army established their supremacy in the Sit-Ups category contested in the ongoing First International PACES Competition-2016 at the Ayub Stadium here Thursday.

On the third day of the event the Sit-Ups competition was contested by 325 athletes belonging to Army teams of 14 countries. The participating athletes were divided into six groups and each of them joined a rigorous display of resolution and endurance during the 30 minutes time allotted. Nevertheless, the Pakistan Army soldiers outshined them winning all three positions. Sabir Hussain completed 2076 Sit-Ups in the allotted time to grab the first position. Sepoy M Faisal completed 2061 and M Niaz with 2034 Sit-Ups got second and third positions respectively.

Australian Army cricket team visits historical sites: Taking full advantage of the off-day from hectic cricket activity, the Australian Army cricket team spent Thursday visiting the historical sites in the city. The athletes of the 14 foreign countries taking part in the PACES didn’t miss the opportunity too and at the end of a hectic exhibition of Sit-Ups they also had a round of the city.

The visitors visited the Mausoleum of Allama Mohammed Iqbal where they were given a warm welcome. They were briefed about the contribution and work of Iqbal who is popularly known as the Poet of East. After paying homage to the great poet the visitors stepped up to see historic Masjid which was built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. From the balconies of the Masjid they also enjoyed the beautiful scene of Minar-i-Pakistan. Later the visitors were taken to the Lahore Fort built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. They were briefed about the history of Mughal dynasty in Indo-Pak Sub-Continent. The visitors were overwhelmed by the architect of the Mughal era and praised the grandeur of the historical sites. Their city tour ended amid a splendid demonstration of smart Jawans of Rangers during the flag ceremony parade at the Wagha border.