The 34th edition of National Games 2023 is being hosted by Quetta after a gap of 19 years. The tournament iss scheduled to take place from May 22 to May 30.

Balochistan have won the first gold medal in the ongoing National Games organized by Pakistan Olympic Association, picking up gold in Martial Arts (karate). Taj Rehan won the medal in below 75 kilogram category.

WAPDA’s Waheed Ahmed won gold in men’s over 84, Mohammad Owais won gold in under 84, Saifullah of Army won gold in one on one while Army also won gold in team kata.

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In the women’s under-68 category, Army’s Arzoo won the gold medal while WAPDA’s Shahida bagged the gold medal in individual kata, while team kata was won by Army.

Army’s Sana Kausar won the golden medal in women’s over 61 kg karate.

So far, Army has won 5 gold medals, WAPDA three and Balochistan one gold medal in karate.