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Others27 Oct 2019

Olympian Shah Hussain Shah inks new history in Judo
Olympian Shah Hussain Shah inks new history in Judo Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-Shah finished at 5th place while losing Bronze medal fight in Dubai Grand Slam judo during his Olympic qualifying journey on Saturday. He lost from Canadian, who is currently world number 4. This is ever highest achievement of any Pakistani Judoka in world highest level contest after World championship. This spectacular performance by him will give a big jump in Olympic as well as World ranking.  PJF President Col Junaid Alam has expressed entire satisfaction as well as pleasure on this unprecedented achievement. He said that Shah will be sent to Australian Grand Prix after 4 days.  Also he will feature in last grand slam of this year in Nov and then an open championship in Hong Kong. Only two judokas with any coach or official participated in this event while Indian contingent was consisted of 14 judokas. Despite that Pakistan finished overall at 30th position while India finished at 40th position. Shah got bye in first round and then in 2nd round won with Wazari against world ranked 55 Savytskiy Anton Ukraine.   After reaching third round which was pre- quarter final, Shah played aggressively against world no. 28 Khurramov Mukhammad Karim of Uzbekistan and made him disqualified being extra defensive. In Quarter final Shah fought against Olympic World Ranker no.18 Mr.Kotsoiev Zelym from Azerbaijan. He lost this fight on points after striving for complete duration of 4 minutes. After that Shah outclassed    Chinese Judoka in repechage to reach in bronze medal fight where he faced world no 4 Canadian Athlete Elnahas Shady. He played very well in that fight but finally lost the fight. It is pertinent to mention that Olympic Judo qualifying is a two year period. Unfortunately despite many efforts by PJF he could participate in only one contest in first year of Olympic qualification whereas   other judokas of world participated in at least average of 6-7 championships. Despite verbal consent by minister IPC and DG PSB, not a single penny has been released so far by Pakistan Sports board. However PJF sent him to participate in 5 major championships including world and Asian championships as well as grand slams in last 5 months. Earlier he was sent for a month long training camp in International judo federation academy Budapest Hungary to learn European style of Judo which was his weakness. PJF expects that if he maintains the pace he will In sha Allah qualify for Tokyo 2020 thus making another history.

Others25 Oct 2019

ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference
 ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference SB Report (October 25, 2019) ISLAMABAD-The three-day ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference under the banner of BNP Paribas kicked off from Friday (today) Bangkok from 25th to 27th October, 2019. The Pakistani participants Rashid Malik Secretary Punjab Lawn Tennis Association and Hamid Niaz, National Coordinator of the Pakistan Juniors Tennis Initiative program (JTI) met with Haggerty President International Tennis Federation (ITF) at the ITF Coaches Conference.  The Other coaches from Pakistan attending this important annual event are Asim Shafik National Development Director PTF, Head Coach NTC, Sara Mansoor Fed Cup Captain, and Nouman ul Haq ITF Level-1 Certified Coach.

Others23 Oct 2019

The 9th CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 SB Report (October 23, 2019) ISLAMABAD-The 9th Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Amateur Golf Championship 2019 will tee off from October 25 2019 at Defence Raya Golf & Country Club Lahore. The three-day Championship represents a continuity of effort and devotion by Pakistan Navy to the cause of promoting Golf in the country.  It has now acquired the status of a premier event and is eagerly sought by champions of our golf arena as well as other upcoming and talented golfers who seek elevation of their ranking in the national golf circuit of Pakistan.  From the moment the schedule of the CNS Golf Championship is announced, there is a craze amongst the golfing community for getting registered as competitors and participants but then only the skilled ones are eligible and an amateur golfer has to be in the handicap 12 and below to get accepted as a participant in the actual championship. The Patron is extremely delighted that this event has become an essential part of the National Golf events since its inception 8 years back in 2011. In this event, the golf players seek participation joy and glory will come forward and demonstrate their playing skill and ability in the premier activity.  Moreover, through continuity, this championship has attained an admirable status and is regarded as eminent championship of the national golf calendar. Before I move forward first let me acknowledge the services of the Defence Raya Golf & Country Club management and staff for providing full support in organizing these events and have prepared the Golf Course in a way that the participants will be much comfortable.  I understand that fairways are in great shape and accurate hitting will be a pleasure, for the participants. Pakistan Navy wishes to enhance its association with sports promotion and development.  Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi NI(M) is a sports lover and whole-heartedly subscribes to the holding of this national golf event and whishes the best to all participants. Eligibility criteria for the main event for amateurs will be contested over three rounds with 18 holes to be played each day making it a total of 54 holes.  Winner in this category will be awarded the title and the trophy and the victorious one will be the competitor with the best gross score.  The seniors will compete over a total of 18 holes on 25 October.  Those eligible to participate must be above 55 years and have a handicap of 14 and below.  Ladies contest will be over 18 holes on 25 October and criteria for handicap is 30 and below.  The participating ladies are spirited about the Championship and are optimistic about their chances.  But then there are some very determined ones who have all the urge to appear as the challengers. I must admire that, my entire team have vigorously pursued the arrangements to ensure that excellence remains the hallmark of the event.  As for the playing arena, Defence Raya Golf Course has a standing amongst the golf courses of Asia and will be a challenge to the competing golfers, especially those coming from other stations. In the end I take this opportunity to extend my heartiest appreciation to the management of Defence Raya Golf & Country Club and all sponsors who have ensured their all out support to the team of Station Headquarter Navy in organizing this Mega event. Without their support this championship of such a magnitude is very difficult to be organized.  

Others21 Oct 2019

Pakistan and Azerbaijan sign MOU to enhance the cooperation in the field of sports
Pakistan and Azerbaijan sign MOU to enhance the cooperation in the field of sports  SB Report (October 21, 2019) Baku:- Pakistan’s Minister of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) and Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs of Azerbaijan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the cooperation in the field of sports and youth activities. Signing ceremony was held in Baku on Monday. Federal Minister for IPC DR Fehmida Mirza and Azerbaijan Minister Sports & Youth Affairs Azad Rahimov signed the MoU.   MoU between Pakistan and Azerbaijan in the field of sports was inked on 21st October 2019. It would facilitate direct cooperation, exchange of sports teams and create opportunity to hold joint sports events between two brotherly countries. Speaking to occasion, Federal Minister said, “Pakistan greatly values its relationship of cooperation with the Republic of Azerbaijan. I thank the Ministry of Youth and Sport for arranging this event to cement the cooperation between Pakistan and Azerbaijan for promoting sports.” “Today, ‘sport diplomacy’ has become an integral part of efforts to build friendly relations among the nations. Sport diplomacy uses the universal passion for sports to bring people together. Both of our countries have seen a long history of regional conflicts. Employing sport diplomacy tools can help us challenge prejudices, heal divisions and champion tolerance” Minister added.   Federal Minister acknowledged that Azerbaijan successfully hosted Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017 and in collaboration with Azerbaijan would be learning experience for Pakistan to host mega events.   Minister underscored the global contribution of Pakistan in cricket, hockey, squash, snooker and in some regional games like Kabaddi too. Minister also extended cooperation in the field of traditional sports as both countries have a vibrant culture in this type of games. Federal Minister also shared an idea of holding a conference on the topic of sports diplomacy and to explore its role in fostering peace and cultural exchanges. Azerbaijan Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs reciprocated same enthusiasm and showed desire to further cooperation in areas such as sports academia, exchange of expertise in sports infrastructure development schemes, exchange of sports experts and training of referees, coaches and technical officials.

Others21 Oct 2019

The City School, DK Campus lifts General Trophy
The City School, DK Campus lifts General Trophy SB Report (October 21, 2019) KARACHI:-The City School DK Campus has won the General Trophy with (1150) points in the 3rd Students Olympic Games 2019. The City Pakistan Student Olympic Association organized the 3rd student Olympic Games 2019 from October 14 to 2019 at Hampton School Clifton Karachi. Basketball, Throw-ball, Futsal Table Tennis Cricket Rope Skipping Dodge-ball yoga and Gymnastic events were part of the games. On this occasion Maqbool Arian president Pakistan student Olympic Association, Ivan Fedrick Rittman, secretary Pakistan student Olympic Association, Shahnawaz Alam president Karachi student Olympic Association, Nadeem Aslam secretary Karachi student Olympic Association, Imdad Hussain director yoga and gymnastic student Olympic Association, Darakhshan Ahsan member Pakistan student Olympic Association, Shakeel Ahmed coordinator Sports of city school DK campus, Abu Sufyan, Member, PSOA, Arshad Khgan, PSOA, Adnan Tareen, Member PSOA, Adnan Vohra, V. President PSOA, Jaffar Ali Shah, S.V. President PSOA  and school team officials and coaches were also present.   Maqbool Arain, President PSOA announced the Pakistan Students teams would be participating in 6th Students Olympic International Games 2019 at Johor Bahru University Malaysia from 26th to 30th December 2019. Ali Bahawni, Vice Principal Hampton School and Peer Danish business men was the chief guest in closing ceremony. Both distributed Trophies, Medals, Certificates, Shields and gift hampers among the winners. Result of General Trophy: 1st Position: The City School DK Campus, 1150 Points. 2nd Position: Shahwaylat Public School, 1000 Points 2nd Position: K-7 Gymnastics School , 1000 Points 4th Position: Head Start School System, 850 Points Result of Throwball: 1st Position: Head Start School 2nd Position:The City School DK 3rd Position: Hampton School Result of YOGA: 1st Position: K-7 Gymnastics School 2nd Position: FF Gymnastics School Result of Gymnastics:  1st Position: K-7 Gymnastics School 2nd Position: LG Gymnastics School 3rd Position: FF Gymnastics School Result of Futsal: 1st Position: Wahaj Hussain's School 2nd Position: The City School DK Campus 3rd Position: Head Start School System Result of Cricket: 1st Position: American School 2nd Position: Haque Academy 3rd Position: The City School DK Campus Result of Table Tennis: 1st Position: Shahwalyet Public School ( Girls & Boys) 2nd Position: The City School DK Campus (Girls & Boys) 3rd Position: Head Start School System  (Girls & Boys) Result of Dodgeball: 1st Position: Ali Johar School 2nd Position: OISSA School 3rd Position: Happy Home School Result of Basketball: 1st Position: Shahwalyet School 2nd Position: Hampton School 3rd Position: British Oversea School 

Others21 Oct 2019

PBCC announces four member committee
PBCC announces four member committee Abdullah Asjad October 21, 2019 ISLAMABAD-The Chairman, Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC), Syed Sultan Shah on Monday nominated an Executive Committee of Islamabad Regional Women Blind Cricket Association.  The Executive Committee has been nominated for the term of next two years for the development and promotion of Women Blind Cricket in Islamabad Region. The operational area of the Islamabad Regional Association will be Federal Area, KPK, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu Kashmir and Rawalpindi Division. Pakistan Blind Cricket Council will form two more Regional Women Blind Cricket Associations named Lahore Regional Women Blind Cricket Association and Karachi Women Blind Cricket Association soon for the development & promotion of Women Blind Cricket in those areas. PBCC as a Pilot Project commenced the Cricket for the visually impaired girls last year (2018), thereafter conducted several Training Camps; icing on the cake was hosting the 1st International Women Blind Cricket Series against Nepal in January-February next year 2020. Now PBCC has decided to constitute Regional Women Blind Cricket Associations for the development of the game at grass-roots level.   Executive Committee is comprising Sadaf Huma Haider (president), Sadia Dastagir (vice president), Shahida Shaheen (finance secretary) and Nirma Arif (public relation).

Others18 Oct 2019

Federations officials meet Governor Punjab
  Federation’s officials meet Governor Punjab SB Report October 18, 2019 LAHORE:-A delegation of Pakistan Baseball Federation (PBF) called on Governor Punjab Choudhary Mohammad Sarwar at Governor House Lahore on Thursday. President PBF Syed Fakhar Ali Shah was leading the delegation.   Also, the advisers to health minister of the Punjab Dr. Azeem u deen Lakhwi, Manzar Shah Fareed executive director, Sadia Alwi chair person women wing, Dr Shaheen Gulraiz director youth baseball development, Basit Murtaza coach of Pakistan team, international baseball players of Pakistan and the other officials were present on this eve. President PBF gave a comprehensive briefing to governor of Punjab regarding the game of base ball, activities of federation and upcoming national and international competitions. He also presented the report of international baseball tournament of this year 2019 to governor including 14th West Asian Baseball Championship, which was played in Sri Lanka. Pakistan had won silver medal in Sri Lanka while in the 10th Under-15 Asian Baseball Championship Pakistan got sixth position China. Pakistani lads Syed Mohammad Shah awarded with the Asian best hitter while Zeeshan Ameen won best fielder award. overnor Punjab Mohammad Sarwar congratulated to Fakhar Shah for the excellent performance of Pakistan. On this occasion Fakhar Shah told governor that there was not a solitary baseball stadium in the country. Muhammad Sarwar assured federation’s official he would search a suitable place for the ground.  

Others15 Oct 2019

Youth is real asset of Pakistan, says Adnan Arshad Aulakh
Youth is real asset of Pakistan, says Adnan Arshad Aulakh   Our Sports Reporter October 15, 2019 LAHORE:-Director General Sports Punjab, Adnan Arshad Aulakh has said that youth was the real asset of Pakistan and youth were capability to steer the country into the right direction; he expressed these views while addressing Youth Conference 2019 at SBP E-Library, Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Tuesday. Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, Divisional Sports Officer Nadeem Qaiser, DSO Tanveer Shah and large number of girls and boys were also present in Youth Conference held under the auspices of Jago NGO.   Addressing the Youth Conference, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh lauded the holding of Youth Conference. “Such platforms are need of the hour to give right direction to youth of the country especially in this crucial time”. “We have 64 per cent of youth in our country and such a large number of young people can change the fate of the country if they managed to utilise their abilities and potential properly”.   Adnan Arshad Aulakh further said: “Our youth must realize its responsibilities. Through sheer hard work, our youth can surpass every kind of hurdles”. Aulakh said Sports Board Punjab was making effective efforts to provide sufficient sports facilities to youth of the province. “Sports activities are must for healthy youth. We are also going to launch youth policy in near future”.   Highlighting Punjab govt’s measures for the bright future of youth, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said: “Punjab government recently launched Youth Portal. Our youth can utilise various facilities such as skill development, entrepreneurship and job opportunities etc with a single click in Punjab Youth Portal”. He also visited various departments of Punjab E-Library where Head Librarian Asif Bilal briefed him about different features and functions of E-Library.