By Alex Glenn • 28 December 2021 • 11:23
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Epic Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Pakistan. The relay will take in a staggering 72 Commonwealth nations and territories before making it to the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
On Monday, December 27, the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay arrived in Pakistan. During the welcoming ceremony, the Queen’s Baton was handed over to the President of the Commonwealth Games Association.
According to the government: “The Baton will be carried by Pakistani squash legend Jahangir Khan, and Muhammad Inam, World Beach Wrestling Champion and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist.
“During its time in Pakistan, the Baton will also visit the Madressatul Islam University, Mazaar-e-Quaid, Karachi Grammar School and Moulana Muhammad Ali Johar Park (Kakri Ground) as Batonbearers, athletes, and others share untold stories of striving for change in their communities.”
The British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner commented: “Birmingham, the baton’s final destination, has one of the largest Pakistani diaspora in the UK. With the 75th anniversary of our relations and the Commonwealth, this is another important milestone in UK-Pakistan relations.
“The Baton Relay has been an essential part of the Commonwealth Games for over 60 years and celebrates communities from across the Commonwealth during the run up to the Games. It ignites hope, solidarity, and collaboration as it connects communities embracing unique cultures and inspires the next generation of sporting heroes.”
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