National Olympic Committee of Pakistan

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
National Olympic Committee of Pakistan logo
Country/Region Pakistan
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 mostly belongs to the Punjab Province to promote sports at various levels. unfortunately the only one National Sports Federation belongs to Balochistan Province has not been affiliated with POA since 2007. It is also responsible for Pakistan's representation at the Commonwealth Games[6] and organising the annual National Games event.[7]


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.[8] 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).[9]

POA Presidents

S. No.NameTenure
1.Ahmad E. H. Jaffer25 February 1949 – 27 February 1950
2.H. E. Sir Malik Ghulam Muhammad27 February 1950 – 5 November 1951
3.Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar5 November 1951 – 21 August 1955
4.H. E. Chaudhry Mohammad Ali21 August 1955 – September 1956
5.H. E. Huseyn Shaheed SuhrawardySeptember 1956 – 6 March 1958
6.H. E. Sir Feroz Khan Noon16 March 1958 – 16 November 1958
7.Lt. Gen. Muhammad Azam Khan16 November 1958 – 22 September 1963
8.Rana Abdul Hamid Khan22 September 1963 – 3 April 1972
9.H. E. Malik Meraj Khalid3 April 1972 – November 1977
10.Syed Wajid Ali3 March 1978 – 11 March 2004
11.Lt. Gen. Syed Arif Hasan[1]11 March 2004 – present

POA Executive Committee

PresidentSyed Arif Hasan[1]
IOC MemberSyed Shahid Ali
Vice-PresidentSyed Aqil Shah
Chaudhry Muhammad Yaqub
Shaukat Javed
Kamran Lashari
Saiyid Mohammad Sibtain
Syed Muhammad Abid Qadri
Ghazanfar Abbas Cheena
Salim Saifullah Khan
Fatima Lakhani
Secretary GeneralMuhammad Khalid Mahmood
TreasurerMuhammad Shafiq
Associate Secretary GeneralAhmad Ali Rajput
Muhammad Jahangir
Zulfiqar Ali Butt
Hafiz Imran Butt
Haider Khan Lahri
Rizwan-ul-Haq Razi
Veena Salman Masud
Executive MemberAhmad Yahya Khan
Muhammad Rashid Malik
Nargis Maqbool Rahimtoola
Saba Shamim Akhtar
Sumera Sattar
Wajid Ali Choudhry

State Olympic associations

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

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

National Sports Federations

IOC permanent Olympic sports

SportNational Federation
AquaticsPakistan Swimming Federation
ArcheryArchery Federation of Pakistan
AthleticsAthletics Federation of Pakistan
BadmintonPakistan Badminton Federation
BasketballPakistan Basketball Federation
BoxingPakistan Boxing Federation
CanoeingPakistan Canoe and Kayak Federation
CyclingPakistan Cycling Federation
EquestrianEquestrian Federation of Pakistan
FencingPakistan Fencing Federation
FootballPakistan Football Federation
GolfPakistan Golf Federation
GymnasticsPakistan Gymnastic Federation
HandballPakistan Handball Federation
HockeyPakistan Hockey Federation
JudoPakistan Judo Federation
Modern pentathlonPakistan Modern Pentathlon Federation
RowingPakistan Rowing Federation
RugbyPakistan Rugby Union
SailingPakistan Sailing Federation
ShootingNational Rifle Association of Pakistan
Table tennisPakistan Table Tennis Federation
TaekwandoPakistan Taekwondo Federation
TennisPakistan Tennis Federation
TriathlonPakistan Triathlon Federation
VolleyballPakistan Volleyball Federation
WeightliftingPakistan Weightlifting Federation
WrestlingPakistan Wrestling Federation

IOC Winter Olympic sports

SportNational federation
SkatingPakistan Skating Association
SkiingSki Federation of Pakistan

IOC recognized sports

SportNational federation
Air sportsAll Pakistan Aeromodelling and Ultra Light Association
Auto racingMotorsport Association of Pakistan
BaseballPakistan Federation Baseball
BowlingPakistan Bowling Federation
BridgePakistan Bridge Federation
CanoeingPakistan Canoe and Kayak Federation
ChessChess Federation of Pakistan
CricketPakistan Cricket Board
FloorballPakistan Floorball Federation
KaratePakistan Karate Federation
KorfballPakistan Korfball Federation
LifesavingPakistan Aquatic Life Saving
Mountaineering and climbingAlpine Club of Pakistan
NetballPakistan Netball Federation
OrienteeringPakistan Orienteering Association
PoloPakistan Polo Association
RacquetballRacquetball Association of Pakistan
Roller sportsPakistan Federation of Roller Skating
RowingPakistan Rowing Federation
SoftballPakistan Softball Federation
SquashPakistan Squash Federation
SumoPakistan Sumo Federation
Tug of warPakistan Tug of War Federation
WushuPakistan Wushu Federation


Following are some federations of those sports which IOC do not considers as a Sport.

SportNational Federation
BodybuildingPakistan Bodybuilding Federation
Ball hockeyPakistan Street and Ball Hockey Federation
DartsPakistan Darts Federation
FishingPakistan Game Fishing Association
FistballPakistan Fistball Federation
Ju-jitsuPakistan Ju-Jitsu Federation
KabaddiPakistan Kabaddi Federation

See also


  1. 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. International Olympic Committee – Organisation – Structures
  5. Introduction to Pakistan Sports Board Retrieved 26 May 2019
  6. "Pakistan at the Commonwealth Games". Commonwealth Games Federation. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  7. Revised National Sports Policy 2005. S.R.O.1249(I)/2005, Article 5d. Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 26 May 2019
  8. Qureshi, I.H. (1957). The Pakistani Way of Life. W. Hoinemann.
  9. Pakistan Olympic Association: GTP Business directory
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