ISLAMABAD, April 16: An interesting rock-climbing competition for the girl students of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi was held at Margallah Hills on Monday.

Most of the top positions were won by the Aga Khan Girls Guides School System.

In the under-16 competition, Rohi Ahmed from the Aga Khan Girls Guide School System stood first by achieving the target in just 50 seconds who also maintained overall first position while Parveen Karim second and Safina Ahmed third position.

In the under-12 contest also Saba Haider of the Aga Khan Girls Guide stood first by achieving the target in one minute while Khadija Salim of Roots School System stood second and Amna Butt of the City School System third.

In 16 plus competition, Rozina Zafar of the Aga Khan Girls Guide took first position by achieving the target in 80 seconds while Farhat Jabeen of the same school took second and Naheed Akhter of the same school took third position.

Federal Minister for Tourism, Nilofar Bakhtiar speaking as chief guest on the occasion said that government was encouraging girl students to take part in extra-curricular activities.

Talking to newsmen after attending the prize distribution ceremony of the rock-climbing competition at Daman-i-Koh, the minister said the government was taking various steps for the promotion of extra-curricular activities, like hiking and rock- climbing for girl students.

The activities have been launched from Islamabad in the first phase and it would be extended to the rest of the country.

The minister said that her ministry in collaboration with Alpine Club would organise recreational visits to Northern Areas in summer vacation and for the purpose female instructors would be called from foreign countries.

The minister distributed prizes among the winners.—PPI

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