Qasim Zia to contest POA polls


President Pakistan Hockey Federation Qasim Zia will contest the election of President Pakistan Olympic Association being held next March, a TV channel claimed on Tuesday. “Qasim has taken the decision of contesting the elections of the Pakistan Olympic Association,” a wire agency claimed Tuesday. Current President Lt Gen (retd) Syed Arif Hassan’s term ends in March and the names of Maj Gen (retd) Mohammad Akram Sahi and Qasim Zia have emerged as the likely candidates.
Khyber PK minister Syed Aqil Shah was also reported to be a potential candidate for the POA presidency. Qasim, these days is seen busy in having separate meetings with the officials of national sports federations as well as the provincial sports associations.