A 90 days Athletics training camp, is being held to prepare national Athletes for the forthcoming 14th South Asian Games to be held in Pakistan during 2023.
AFP also announced that the National trials for all Athletics events will be held on 26th-27th April 2022 at Punjab Stadium, Lahore. The purpose of trails is to select athletes for International Athletics Competition (2nd Imam Reza Cup Tournament) which is scheduled from 29th-30th May 2022 at Mashhad, Iran.
The camp is being organised by AFP-Athletics Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with PSB-Pakistan Sports Board at the PSB Coaching Centre, Lahore.
60 National athletes (male) and coaches from all affiliated Units of AFP are attending the training camp.
Rana Nasrullah, Director PSB is the camp commandant and he is supervising athlete training activities being implemented by the camp coaches.
Maj Gen (R) Muhammad Akram Sahi, President AFP who is also Vice President Asian Athletics Association and Chairman South Asian Athletics Federation while visiting the camp, advised the athletes and coaches to adopt training techniques based upon scientific research.
President AFP cautioned the athletes and coaches to avoid the use of performance enhancing drugs which is unlawful and punishable under AFP and WADA laws. He stated that these illegal drugs are detrimental for human health and cause irreversible damage to athletes who use them. It is unfortunate that recently athletes from other national Federations were caught and banned by WADA for doping. President AFP stated that AFP is only asking athletes to work hard and bring discipline into individual training regimes, we do not ask you to break records overnight and give optimum performances.