The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan has won as many as 118 medals, including eight gold, 17 silver, and 93 bronze medals, in the National Games Quetta 2023. President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi conferred HEC with the ‘Best Turnout Trophy’ for being an extraordinary contingent of the National Games.
HEC players competed in individual as well as team events participated by 14 units hailing from Pakistan Army, WAPDA, Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Air Force, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Railways, Balochistan, Police, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
In his address, Chairman HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmed said this remarkable achievement of aspiring young players is a testament to hard work, dedication, and commitment to compete with professional departmental players. “We are proud of our athletes’ accomplishments and are committed to supporting them in their future endeavors,” said Dr Mukhtar Ahmed.
He maintained that HEC is committed to promoting sports among students and to providing them with an opportunity to excel in academia as well as in co-curricular activities. “Alongside managing academic activities and patronizing regulations of universities, HEC regularly carries out extracurricular activities to promote healthy activities among youth to project the soft image of Pakistan,” he added.