Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Minister for Sports, Syed Aqil Shah who was the chief guest declared the championship open. Athletes from 30 Universities of the country are participating in the event organized by Sarhad University Peshawar.
Aqil Shah congratulated the management of the host University for arranging such mega event in Peshawar. He asked Director General Sports, Altaf Omerzai to extend full support to all universities, colleges and schools for holding sports events in Qayyum Stadium Peshawar.
He said sport is his life and he is dreaming to hold SAF games in Peshawar. He assured that whenever SAF games were awarded to Pakistan, it would be his utmost endeavour to hold the same in Peshawar. He hoped that he would definitely be successful in holding the next SAF games in Peshawar.
He also assured the organizers of 36th Inter-Varsity All Pakistan Athletics Championship 2012 his all out support.