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Pakistan kick starts International Taekwondo Championship in Islamabad.
With over 550 players, officials, technical referees and judges from different countries, the three-day Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Pakistan Open International Taekwondo Championship 2021 rolls into action in an opening ceremony in the Pakistani capital Islamabad./u>
The three-day Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Pakistan Open International Taekwondo Championship 2021 rolled into action in an opening ceremony in Pakistani capital Islamabad on Saturday (November 6).
Over 550 players, officials, technical referees and judges from different countries are part of Championship.
Besides hosts Pakistan, Afghanistan, Albania, Nepal, Jordon, Kazakhstan, Oman, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Morocco, United Arab Emirates (UAE), El-Salvador, Croatia, and WT Refuge Team will fight for 16 gold medals.
According to officials, the competitions will start in the morning on Sunday (November 7).
Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Fehmida Mirza was the chief guest at the opening ceremony.
“Sport runs beyond borders. It engages and brings people together and has an unmatched role to play in promoting peace, understanding breaking down the barriers and mobilizing support for social causes,”Mirza told the audience.
The event is aimed at promoting the game and highlight the positive image of Pakistan across the world through sports, officials say.
Besides high dignitaries of sponsors, top officials of Pakistan Taekwondo and IPC ministry also attended the grand opening ceremony.
The diverse culture of the different areas of the country was presented during the colorful ceremony.
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