Rawalpindi, April 17, 2013 (PPI-OT): Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Lahore, to preside over the prize distribution of Pakistan Army PACES Competition.
PACES (Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System), is an initiative to improve the physical training regime within the Army. The programme relies on modern scientific techniques to assist each soldier in achieving requisite fitness standards by concentrating on individual rather than group based development. After tests and trials, the system is now in its second year and is producing very good results.
Chief of Army Staff appreciated the standards displayed by participants of the competition and the efforts of both trainers and trainees in achieving those standards. He said that regardless of the advances in warfare technology, the basic traits of soldiering are as important as ever, with physical fitness being one of the most important. Later, he distributed prizes among the winners of team and individual events. Army Air Defence Command was declared the winner formation for the year 2013.
Earlier, on arrival, Chief of Army Staff was received by Lieutenant General Maqsood Ahmed, Commander Lahore Corps.
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