Islamabad - The 22nd National Rover Scouts Hike concluded here at the National Headquarters on Tuesday, after traversing through Kaghan to Kel, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, through Ratti Gali Pass.

The hike was led by a prominent scout and gold medallist Aftab Nazeer. Thirty (30) selected Rover Scouts from all over Pakistan participated in the event. While addressing the closing ceremony, Hafiz Tariq Mahmood, Provincial Commissioner Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Boy Scouts Association, said that scouts were messengers of peace and they could play a vital role in the promotion of national integrity.

He stressed upon the rovers to provide assistance and support to others during the hours of need according to their motto “service”. 

Tariq assured PBSA for his full support for the APR Environmental Education Workshop which has been scheduled to be held in Pakistan in September 2015.

In the closing ceremony Zahid Mahboob, Director Training and Programme congratulated the hikers for successful completion of the hike. He said that the hikers should present themselves as messengers of peace and promote brotherhood and national integrity in alliance with the scouts of other countries.

At the conclusion of the ceremony the hikers were given participation certificates. The chief guest also awarded cash prize to the Best hiker and Best Patrol Leader Usman Pasha, Deputy Director Programme PBSA.