LAHORE: An IOC Olympic Solidarity Course for Archery Coaches concluded at the Conference Hall of Punjab International Swimming Complex here on Sunday. 25 coaches (18 male and 07 female) of the affiliated units of the Pakistan Archery Federation — Punjab Archery Association, Sindh Archery Association, Khyber Pakhtukhaw Archery Association, FATA Archery Association, Islamabad Archery Association, Pakistan WAPDA, Pakistan Police, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Customs and Higher Education Commission — attended the Level-I Course. Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Vice President Syed Muhammad Abid Qadri graced the closing ceremony as the chief guest. He commended the efforts of Lt Gen (r) Syed Arif Hasan, President of the Pakistan Olympic Association, for arranging such valuable courses for national federations. He also expressed his gratitude to the IOC Olympic Solidarity for allocating the course to Pakistan and the World Archery Federation for deputing Mohammad Ziaul Hoque, World Archery Federation International Expert, to conduct this course. Feedback and views of the participants were sought one by one. The participants stated that they had learnt a lot from the experts and showed their keen interest in organisation of such more courses in future. Muhammad Khalid Mahmood, POA Secretary General, Wisal Muhammad, Secretary General of the Pakistan Archery Federation, Manzar Shah, President of the Punjab Archery Association and Course Director, Tariq Wahid Khan, Honourary Director of National Olympic Academy of NOC Pakistan were also present on the occasion.POA Secretary General Muhammad Khalid Mahmood expressed his special thanks to the World Archery Federation, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Govt of Pakistan and Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka for visa facilitation in favour of the World Archery Federation International Expert. The chief guest awarded participation certificates to the coaches of the course and presented the souvenir to Mohammad Ziaul Hoque. Published in Daily Times, December 18th2018.