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Pakistan shooting body wants two Olympic quotas dropped 0
Pakistan shooting body wants two Olympic quotas dropped

Pakistan shooters' no show at this week's World Cup here is snowballing into a major controversy. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has sought a response from the International Sport Shooting Federation (ISSF) - the sport's world governing body - on the issue.

In yet another day of interesting developments, the Pakistan shooting federation (NRAP) sent a mail to the ISSF, requesting that the quota places for Tokyo Olympics in the rapid fire pistol event at the ISSF World Cup starting in New Delhi on Saturday be scrapped and taken forward for distribution at the next World Cup in Beijing from April 21-29. Two Pakistan shooters Muhammad Khalil Akhtar and Ghulam Mustafa Bashir were scheduled to compete in the Delhi event.

The NRAP also asked ISSF to ensure that the participation rights of its shooters to compete for a quota place for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics shall not be compromised after the Indian high commission in Islamabad delayed granting of visas to two shooters and their coach Razi Ahmed for the Feb 20-28 event. The development came in the backdrop of the dastardly terrorist attack in Pulwama.

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