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AIPS Asia Extraordinary Congress concludes in Pakistan

(L to R) Zahid Farooq Malik (SG of PSWA), Esat Yilmaer (AIPS first vice-president), Gianni Merlo (AIPS President), Marriyum Aurangzaib (Pakistan’s Minister of Information), Zsuzsa Csisztu (AIPS EC member), Sattam Alsahli (AIPS Asia president), Hee-Don Jung (AIPS Asia first vice-president)
by Muhammad Haroon, Pakistan Sports Writers Federation

ISLAMABAD, October9, 2017 - The AIPS ASIA Extra Ordinary Congress-2017, concluded at Islamabad with a loud message of peace, fraternity and friendship for the world. The congress was first of its kind in Pakistan, ever since this sole representative body of sports journalists of the continent practically accessed to the country in 1978. This mega event of the sports journalists of Asia, was arranged in collaboration with its Federal Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage of Pakistan. The participants experienced the event as one of the most excellent ones. In all 60 worthy delegates from 25 countries were in attendance.


AIPS President Gianni Merlo, First Vice-President, Esat Yilmaer and AIPS Executive Committee member Zsuzsa Csisztu attended the event on special invitations. A welcome dinner was hosted in honour of the delegates while on next day apart from the formal inaugural ceremony, the congress also held its formal deliberations, spread over various sessions. The conduct of elections for the next four-year term of AIPS ASIA was the major achievement of the congress.


Meanwhile, the delegates of the congress were also taken to various sites of worth seeing in the picturesque capital city of Pakistan. At various places, they also experienced welcoming receptions. The gala dinner hosted in honour of the delegates was extremely memorable event. The delegates also enjoyed a cultural show arranged in their honour at the Pakistan Council of Arts.



President AIPS Gianni Merlo presenting Memento to Director General Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


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