Islamabad, Pakistan, September 19, 2019: The Pakistan Taekwondo Federation is set to host an Olympic Solidarity-funded technical course for coaches next month.
As reported by The Nation, PTF President Waseem Ahmed Janjua said the course would be held at Pakistan Sports Complex in Islamabad from October 7-13.
"The course is being allocated by the International Olympic Committee due to the efforts of the Pakistan Olympic Association," Janjua told The Nation.
"Approximately 150 to 200 coaches from all the provinces, AJK (Azad Jammu and Kashmir) and departments including Army, WAPDA (Water and Power Development Authority), Pakistan Air Force, Police and Railways will participate in this prestigious course.
"The World Taekwondo Federation has nominated Iranian referee Hafez Mahdavi, Asian Taekwondo Union's chairman and vice chairman for conducting the course.
The course will provide an opportunity to improve techniques and skills of our coaches.
"The programme will also present a soft image of our country and help us in opening our doors for international teams."
PTF secretary general Murtaza Hassan Bangash is the chief organiser of the course.
Pakistan's experienced coaches Shahzada Muhammad Asif, Syed Sadaqat Hussain, Najia Rasool and Aamar Masood will help Mahdavi conduct the course.
"The PTF is thankful to all stakeholders of the Pakistan Sports Board for providing basic facilities to conduct the event," Janjua said.
Source: Inside the Games