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PAKISTAN ARMY Clinches Gold Medal As 41st PAKISTAN ARMY Rifle Association (PARA) Successfully Concludes In Jhelum:
PAKISTAN ARMY has clinched the gold medal as 41st PAKISTAN ARMY Rifle Association (PARA) central meet successfully concluded at the Jhelum Garrison in Jhelum on Thursday, December 2, 2021, PAKISTAN ARMY Media Wing Head DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar said in an official statement.
According to the details, CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa graced the closing ceremony of 41st PAKISTAN ARMY Rifle Association (PARA) Competition as the Chief Guest.
The 41st PAKISTAN ARMY Rifle Association is the mega shooting event of PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES, including the ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, RANGERS, FRONTIER CORPS, Airport Security Force and Civilians Armed Forces.
The competition starts at the ARMY Marksmanship Unit from October 26 – December 1, 2021. Over 2,500 shooters took part in the competition that consists of several events at different ranges.
PAKISTAN ARMY CHIEF (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa distributed the medal, trophies and certificate among the Winners and Runners up in each shooting category of the competition.
In the Inter-Formations Competition, Multan Corps clinched the first position, while the Mangla Corps managed to secure the second position. Punjab Rangers won CHIEF OF AIR STAFF Trophy, while the Gilgit-Baltistan Scouts won the second position.
PAKISTAN AIR FORCE remained runners up in the CHIEF OF AIR STAFF (CAS) and CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF (COAS) competition, while PAKISTAN NAVY stood second in the CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF (CNS) competition.
PAKISTAN ARMY has managed to win the small bore, long range shotgun trophies in the different matches of the competition. Moreover, the PAKISTAN ARMY also managed to win the Prime Minister “Skills at arms” big bore national challenge, while PAKISTAN NAVY managed to secure the second position in the competition.
The coveted ‘Master at Arms’ trophy was awarded to the Lance Havildar Arshad Saddique of the 12th Punjab Regiment. Whereas the Lance Dafadar Zulfiqar Khan won the ‘Best Shot match Trophy’.
While interacting with the participants, the CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa highly lauded the shooters for showing the excellent skills of marksmanship during the competition.
“COAS appreciated the firers for their excellent standards of marksmanship. Terming shooting skill as the hallmark of a professional soldier, General Qamar said that attaining proficiency at shooting must remain at the heart of basic military training objectives,” DG ISPR quoted COAS General Bajwa.
While terming the Shooting skills as the hallmark of the professional soldiers of the Sacred Country PAKISTAN, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa categorically made it clear that attaining the proficiency at shooting must remain at the heart of basic military training objectives.
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