RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Okara Cantt at the conclusion of 6th Army PACES (Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System) Championship and distributed awards to the winners.
A total of 250 contestants from 10 best teams participated in different events of the championship which was held from Aug 9 to 18. PACES was introduced in the Pakistan Army in 2010 by revamping existing physical training methods with the objective to improve the fitness and agility of troops.
Speaking on the occasion, COAS appreciated the physical fitness standards displayed by the participants and efforts of both trainers and trainees in achieving those standards. He said that regardless of the advances in warfare technology, the basic traits of soldiering are linked with physical fitness.
Rawalpindi Corps team won the Championship, while Karachi Corps team won the second position. Sepoy Zahir Shah won the overall best player award and Sepoy Nasir Ullah secured the second position.
In individual matches, Sepoy Ashir Masih secured the first position in 3.2 km run by covering the distance in 9:57 minutes.
Sepoy Shamraze Shaheen won the first position by completing combat efficiency test in 53.26 seconds. Sepoy Jamshaid Khan did 112 pull ups to clinch the first position in pull ups match. Sepoy Ashir Azeem secured the first position in sit up match by doing 2377 sit ups. Sepoy Irfan Riaz did 1503 push-ups to secure the first position.