“Tour De Wazirstan Cycle Race” second phase commenced from Tank


By Asif Ayoub

TANK: First Commissioner three-day “Tour De Wazirstan Cycle Race” second phase on Monday commenced from Tank in a colorful ceremony. Sector Commander Brigadier Naik Nam Mohammad Baig cut the ribbon and formally inaugurated the second phase of the race. In second phase, Cyclists will reach Gomal Zam Dam after covering a distance of 68 km from Tank. The race was aimed to promote sports and tourism activities including sending a message of peace and prosperity to the world from South Waziristan. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority and Pakistan Cycling Federation, Frontier Corps South and Dera Ismail Khan administration jointly organized the three-day event. The tour divided into three phases, first phase was from Dera to Tank which was completed while the second phase started from Tank Jahaz Ground. The ceremony was also attended by Commanding Officer 25 Sindh Regiment Lieutenant Colonel Sher Alam Khan, Assistant Commissioner Adnan Khattak, Civil Society, area journalists and a large number of citizens. School children were also present to welcome the cyclists at the starting point. KDSP Headquarters Inam Gandapur and SHO city Gul were made strict security arrangements. The final third stage of the race will start from Gomal Zam Dam and come to an end at Wana. Later, prizes would be distributed among the cyclists. TAlking to media cyclists said that the main purpose of the race is to send a message to the world that the people of South Waziristan are peaceful and very hospitable. The Tour De Waziristan Race would bring prosperity in the region and also a good omen for peace. The positive message will go while on the other hand it will help in promoting tourism and sports activities. They said that far-reaching results of the event will be revealed. They also thanked Lieutenant Colonel Sher Alam Khan, DSO Tank Asif Nawaz Gandapur, Tank’s people, Tank police, district administration, journalists and civil society.
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