National Olympic Committee of Pakistan

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National Olympic Committee of Pakistan (NOC) or Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) (Urdu: پاکستان اولمپک ایسوسی ایشن, acronym: POA) is the national olympic organization in Pakistan.[1] It was established in 1948 to oversee the active participation of the newly independent state at the Olympiad. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the country's founder and first Governor-General, became the patron-in-chief of the new institution,[2] and Ahmed E.H. Jaffar became its first President.[3]

National Olympic Committee of Pakistan
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Country/Region Pakistan
Created1948; 74 years ago (1948)
HeadquartersLahore, Pakistan
PresidentSyed Arif Hasan
Secretary GeneralMuhammad Khalid Mahmood

Over the years, the association has been responsible for fundraising and setting up the management of delegations for the Olympic Games.[4] As an NOC, the association is the first contact point for the International Olympic Committee. Some of its members are also active participants in various management activities at the IOC. Within the country, the association remains the oldest sports body. It was the premier regulator of sports activities in Pakistan from 1948 until the establishment of Pakistan Sports Board in 1962.[5]

The Association continues to develop programmes in co-ordination with its affiliated bodies to promote sports at various levels. It is also responsible for Pakistan's representation at the Commonwealth Games[6] and organising the annual National Games.


After the independence of the country from the British Raj on 14 August 1947, the need was immediately realised to promote the culture of sports within the country and ensure wider participation and recognition at international level.[7] In this respect, POA was affiliated by the International Olympic Committee in 1948. Subsequently, it also became a member of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).[8]

POA PresidentsEdit

S. No. Name Tenure
1. Ahmad E. H. Jaffer 25 February 1949 – 27 February 1950
2. H. E. Sir Malik Ghulam Muhammad 27 February 1950 – 5 November 1951
3. Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar 5 November 1951 – 21 August 1955
4. H. E. Chaudhry Mohammad Ali 21 August 1955 – September 1956
5. H. E. Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy September 1956 – 6 March 1958
6. H. E. Sir Feroz Khan Noon 16 March 1958 – 16 November 1958
7. Lt. Gen. Muhammad Azam Khan 16 November 1958 – 22 September 1963
8. Rana Abdul Hamid Khan 22 September 1963 – 3 April 1972
9. H. E. Malik Meraj Khalid 3 April 1972 – November 1977
10. Syed Wajid Ali 3 March 1978 – 11 March 2004
11. Lt. Gen. Syed Arif Hasan[1] 11 March 2004 – present

POA Executive CommitteeEdit

Designation Name
President Lt. Gen. (R) Syed Arif Hasan[1]
IOC Member Syed Shahid Ali
Vice-President Syed Aqil Shah
Chaudhry Muhammad Yaqub
Shaukat Javed
Brig. Muhammad Zaheer Akhtar
Khalid Saleem
Syed Muhammad Abid Qadri
Begum Ishrat Ashraf
Fatima Lakhani
Secretary General Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Treasurer Muhammad Shafiq
Deputy Secretary General Muhammad Jahangir
Associate Secretary General Ahmad Ali Rajput
Zulfiqar Ali Butt
Rizwan-ul-Haq Razi
Hafiz Imran Butt
Ahmar Mallick
Veena Salman Masud
Executive Member Ahmad Yahya Khan
Muhammad Rashid Malik
Nargis Maqbool Rahimtoola
Saba Shamim Akhtar
Sumera Sattar
Wajid Ali Choudhry

Affiliated associationsEdit

The association controls its memberships through the working of its Affiliation and Constitution Committee, which is composed of the provincial sports bodies and POA officials.[1] The following are the major sports federations and associations affiliated with the POA:[9]

Provincial Olympic AssociationsEdit

  • Balochistan Olympic Association
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Olympic Association
  • Punjab Olympic Association
  • Sindh Olympic Association
  • Kashmir Olympic Association

Services organisationsEdit

National sports federationsEdit

IOC permanent Olympic sportsEdit

Sport National Federation
Aquatics Pakistan Swimming Federation
Archery Archery Federation of Pakistan
Athletics Athletics Federation of Pakistan
Badminton Pakistan Badminton Federation
Basketball Pakistan Basketball Federation
Boxing Pakistan Boxing Federation
Canoeing Pakistan Canoe and Kayak Federation
Cycling Pakistan Cycling Federation
Equestrian Equestrian Federation of Pakistan
Fencing Pakistan Fencing Federation
Football Pakistan Football Federation
Golf Pakistan Golf Federation
Gymnastics Pakistan Gymnastic Federation
Handball Pakistan Handball Federation
Hockey Pakistan Hockey Federation
Judo Pakistan Judo Federation
Modern pentathlon Pakistan Modern Pentathlon Federation
Rowing Pakistan Rowing Federation
Rugby Pakistan Rugby Union
Sailing Pakistan Sailing Federation
Shooting National Rifle Association of Pakistan
Table tennis Pakistan Table Tennis Federation
Taekwando Pakistan Taekwondo Federation
Tennis Pakistan Tennis Federation
Triathlon Pakistan Triathlon Federation
Volleyball Pakistan Volleyball Federation
Weightlifting Pakistan Weightlifting Federation
Wrestling Pakistan Wrestling Federation

IOC Winter Olympic sportsEdit

Sport National federation
Skating Pakistan Skating Association
Skiing Ski Federation of Pakistan

IOC recognized sportsEdit

Sport National federation
Air sports All Pakistan Aeromodelling and Ultra Light Association
Auto racing Motorsport Association of Pakistan
Baseball Pakistan Federation Baseball
Bowling Pakistan Bowling Federation
Bridge Pakistan Bridge Federation
Canoeing Pakistan Canoe and Kayak Federation
Chess Chess Federation of Pakistan
Cricket Pakistan Cricket Board
Floorball Pakistan Floorball Federation
Karate Pakistan Karate Federation
Korfball Pakistan Korfball Federation
Lifesaving Pakistan Aquatic Life Saving
Mountaineering and climbing Alpine Club of Pakistan
Netball Pakistan Netball Federation
Orienteering Pakistan Orienteering Association
Polo Pakistan Polo Association
Racquetball Racquetball Association of Pakistan
Roller sports Pakistan Federation of Roller Skating
Rowing Pakistan Rowing Federation
Softball Pakistan Softball Federation
Squash Pakistan Squash Federation
Sumo Pakistan Sumo Federation
Tug of war Pakistan Tug of War Federation
Wushu Pakistan Wushu Federation


The following are the federations of sports not considered by the IOC as a 'sport':

Sport National Federation
Bodybuilding Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation
Ball hockey Pakistan Street and Ball Hockey Federation
Darts Pakistan Darts Federation
Fishing Pakistan Game Fishing Association
Fistball Pakistan Fistball Federation
Ju-jitsu Pakistan Ju-Jitsu Federation
Kabaddi Pakistan Kabaddi Federation

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d National Olympic Committee's Ada Jaffery nominated for prestigious awards Dawn (newspaper), Published 3 October 2018, Retrieved 26 May 2019
  2. ^ Jinnah, M.A. (1989). Speeches and Statements as Governor-General of Pakistan. Directorate of Films & Publications. Government of Pakistan. p.245
  3. ^ Hussain, S.T. (1949). The Pakistan Year Book & Who's Who. Kitabistan. p. 779
  4. ^ National Olympic Committee (Pakistan Olympic Association) on website Retrieved 28 December 2020
  5. ^ Homepage of Pakistan Sports Board Retrieved 28 December 2020
  6. ^ "Pakistan at the Commonwealth Games". Commonwealth Games Federation website. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  7. ^ Qureshi, I.H. (1957). The Pakistani Way of Life. W. Hoinemann.
  8. ^ Large contingent would have fetched more medals for Pakistan: Pakistan Olympic Association Dawn (newspaper), Published 8 December 2019, Retrieved 29 December 2020
  9. ^ "Welcome to Pakistan Olympic Association". Retrieved 16 February 2022.

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