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On the occasion, the event's patroniser asserted that organising the race carries noble slogans in supporting charity work, affirming that it highlights the strong links between sports, social responsibilities and charity.
He said the police is active against criminals and their patronisers under the command of SSP Nasir Aftab Pathan Khairpur and crackdowns against the criminal mafia was continuing.
In the wake of Africa's protestations against colonialism, therefore, the Africanists who staffed the departments of African Studies in the United Kingdom and elsewhere became strategic patronisers of African nationalism, often with the self- or post-colonial atonement as an undeclared benefit (Allpress, Kingdom, & Licata, 2010).