LAHORE - Punjab Olympic Association (PbOA) president Syed Shahid Ali has reversed his decision to end controversy that surfaced after his resignation last week.

Shahid Ali presided over a meeting of the PbOA here on Thursday and his resignation was put forward in the meeting which unanimously requested him to reconsider his decision on which he agreed to withdraw it, said a spokesman. “Shahid's contributions for the cause of sports are known to everyone and he changed his resignation decision in the larger interest of the games,” he said.

He said the meeting had fixed the dates of National Games which were postponed till December. “Now the Games will be held from December 22 to 28,” he added. The house decided that that the inter school and collegiate games will held here from November 8 to 12. “The last date for registration is October 5 and all the educational institutions have been informed in this regard,” he concluded.