KARACHI, Aug 6 (APP): There is no difference of opinion between Pakistan Olympics Association (POA) and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) regarding the flag bearer of the Pakistan contingent at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics 2016.
A clarification issued here on Saturday said that it is being reported that there has been a last minute change in the flag bearer of the Pakistan Contingent and that there is difference of opinion in the selection between PSB and POA.
“This release is being issued to put the record straight,” it was further pointed out.
The statement made it clear that there are absolutely no differences between POA and PSB. The final decision for the flag bearer was taken just yesterday and the CDM issued a press release in this regard. No announcement regarding the same was made prior to this and it was a surprise to learn that different names were being floated.
“We once again reiterate that Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, Shooter, was the flag bearer and that there were no two views between the POA and PSB. We request that this unnecessary and contradictory news may please be clarified and the athletes, however few they may be, are allowed to participate without any tensions so they could give their best,” it was further stated.