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LAHORE: Retired Lt Gen Syed Arif Hasan was elected on Monday as president of the Pakistan Archery Federation in place of Raja Ishtiaqullah Khan, who quit the post.

In the general body meeting of the federation held here, Syed Khawar Shah was elected as the federation’s senior vice-president, a post that was lying vacant. Zainab Shaukat was elected as chairperson of the federation’s women wing.

Gen Hasan, who is also president of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA), said after the elections that the National Archery Championship will be held in Lahore on May 8.

Soon another general body meeting of the federation would be summoned to chalk out a comprehensive programme for the progress of archery in the country, he added.

Besides the representatives of four provinces, representatives from Railways, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Police also attended the meeting.

Pakistan’s archery federation is recognised by the International Olympic Committee in its list, which was prepared by it in order to resolve the issue of the POA, riddled with the tussle between Arif Hasan-led POA and Akram Sahi-headed Olympic body.