The 33rd National Games concluded with a grand closing ceremony at Qayyum Stadium, Peshawar on Saturday.
Governor KP Shah Farman was the chief guest at the closing ceremony. Senior Provincial Minister Atif Khan, Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) President Lt-Gen (retd) Arif Hasan, President Punjab Olympic Association Amir Jan and other guests were also present on this occasion.
Punjab, with 1622 points and 49 medals including 1 gold, 14 silver and 34 bronze medals got first position among provinces and finished at 5th place in the grand event.
Pakistan Army won the 33rd edition of National Games with 7909 points and 380 medals including 150 gold, 134 silver and 96 bronze medals. Wapda remained runners up with 7093 points and 320 medals including 148 gold, 99 silver and 73 bronze medals.
Punjab’s trophy was received by President Punjab Olympic Association Amir Jan at the closing ceremony. Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti was Chef de Mission of Punjab contingent at the closing ceremony.
Punjab Minister for Sports, Youth Affairs and Tourism Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti and Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh, on Saturday, congratulated Punjab contingent for winning top position among provinces in the 33rd National Games.
In a joint greeting message, Punjab Minister for Sports, Youth Affairs and Tourism Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti and Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh lauded the performance of Punjab athletes in the national sports extravaganza. They expressed hope that Punjab athletes will offer even better performance in the next edition of National Games.