PARCO has a decade long history of promoting sports. Sports’ events like Cricket, Volley Ball, Swimming, Water Polo, Badminton, Table-Tennis and other tournaments; Sports Gala, etc are organized in order to keep employees physically fit and active. At the Mid-Country Refinery, PARCO provides international level facilities for Sports like Cricket (Flood Lit Stadium), Hockey, Football, Volleyball, Swimming, Tennis, etc. An elaborate gym and indoor sports are also provided in a Club Complex e.g. Bowling Alley, Badminton, Table Tennis, Snooker, Squash, and other games.
PARCO organizes regular inter-station cricket tournaments which are held at the Mid-Country Refinery and various Stations and Terminals. Employees posted at Corporate Headquarters, different stations including the Mid-Country Refinery participate with full enthusiasm and are also involved in the management of these tournaments.
In addition to the in-house tournaments, PARCO took the initiative by bringing the petroleum fraternity together for a healthy sport activity, and organizes the PARCO Cricket Tournament each year since February 2010, where local and multinational petroleum companies actively participate, including PARCO. The tournament is a huge success and is appreciated by whole industry. Till 2015, five tournaments have been played of which PARCO has won four tournaments.
PARCO’s Cricket Team is very active and has participates in various tournaments throughout the year scoring great numbers.
PARCO has been the main Sponsor of the prestigious Roshan Khan Junior Open Squash Championship since 2011 for four consecutive years. The collaboration has played an instrumental role in uplifting the local squash talent at an international level. PARCO’s vision is to help the squash federation bring back the dominance in the game internationally as in the past.
A record number of more than 200 players, both boys and girls in seven age groups, from all parts of the country participated in these nationwide Junior Open Squash Championships which were played at the Pakistan Navy Squash Complex, Fleet Club, Karachi.
The events were recognized by the Asian Squash Federation. During 2016, it was for the first time that International players from Canada, India and Iran participated in this junior event.