Rawalpindi: Closing Ceremony of 40th Pakistan Army Rifle Association (PARA) Central Meet was held at Army Marksmanship Firing Ranges near Jhelum. Inspector General Training and Evaluation (IGT&E), Lieutenant General Sher Afgun was chief guest on the occasion.
More than 1500 firers including 30 teams from three services, Civil Armed Forces, provincial teams, Civil Shooting Federations, Associations and Clubs participated in 24 matches during the four weeks long PARA meet.
The chief guest awarded trophies and medals to winners and runners up in each shooting category. Highest military shooting honour “The Master at Arms Trophy” was awarded to Lance Naik Zeeshan Ali of Rawalpindi Corps. The President’s Cup National Challenge Match Trophy was awarded to Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Idrees Rasheed of Army team. The Prime Minister “Skills at Arms” Big Bore National Challenge Match was won by Pakistan Navy. COAS Rifle and Pistol Match was won by Pakistan Air Force. Chief of Naval Staff rifle match was won by Pakistan Army while Chief of Air Staff pistol match was won by Pakistan Air Force. Mangla Corps secured first position in overall main PARA matches whereas Karachi Corps was runners-up.