According to the inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), a total of 28 teams from three different services took part in the 28th Pakistan Army Rifle Association (PARA), a national level shooting competition which took place near Jhelum at Army Firing Ranges.
Those three services were divided into civil armed forces, police and civilian category.
Adding civilians is an option to bring the best out of the commoners and to have a level of understanding among the armed forces and the civilians.
This competition has a unique feature where the wounded soldiers of the war took part in this competition who have overcome the disability combats.
Army scored the most points to win the inter-services firing competition. Prizes were distributed by the Inspector General of Training and Evaluation (IGT&E) Lieutenant General Sher Afghan.
The team army won the major awards like the Master of Arms Trophy was won by the Sepoy Mohammad Jahanzeb of Multan Corps while the Best Shot Match trophy was awarded to Naik Saeed of Mangla Corps.
The COAS Rifle and Pistol trophy and the chief of the Air Staff Pistol were also won by the Pakistan Army team. The Prime Minister “skills at Arms” trophy was won by the Pak Navy.
The President’s cup National Challenge trophy was won by the Lieutenant Colonel (r) Idrees Rasheed. These competitions bring out the unity among the different services of the country and all those wounded and retired soldiers who can leave the army, can also live their glory days again.