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Basketball News: Pakistan Whites win Save Tomorrow 7 Basketball event
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: Pakistan Whites have won the commemorative basketball event aiming to “Raise Drug Overdose Awareness” by defeating Pakistan Greens 56-54 points at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad on Saturday.After a thrilling contest witnessed by fully crowded local audience, Dr. Youssef Filali Meknassi UNESCO Country Representative - Ambassador Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Andrea Ferrarese and Albana Ferrarese, KKAWF Christian von Frentz, Country head of USEFP Rita Brunn- Fullbright, Pakistan Basketball Federation (PBBF) Associate Secretary Ouj E Zahoor, Pakistan basketball team coach Malik Mohammad Riaz amongst the other dignities were present during the event. Tomorrow 7 Sports event organized by the Karim Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation (KKAWF), in collaboration with the Pakistan Basketball Federation (PBBF), United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP), and Serena Hotel Islamabad.This is the seventh event of its highly successful "Save Tomorrow" series of KKAWF's programme 'Sports is the Answer'. Save Tomorrow 7 showcase the best of national basketball team players. The event’s aim was to raise awareness of overdose and in reducing the stigma surrounding drug-related deaths, in honour of International Overdose Awareness Day. Save Tomorrow series of events', is a hope that brings together youth, communities, sports enthusiasts, diplomats and supporters to promote healthy living, remember those lost to drug overdose, and prevent future tragedies.Save Tomorrow 7 featured thrilling basketball matches between national teams, both male and female, showcasing the talent and sportsmanship of our athletes.  In the men’s match, Pakistan Greens emerged victorious against strong Pakistan white team by 56 points against 54. Mohammad Shiraz showcased his talent and determination, securing 19 points while Mehtab scored 16 points for the winning side.In a women’s match, Pakistan Army beat Islamabad by 30-21 points. Amna Mohsin scored 12, Zobia Bibi 6 and Imad Ahmed scored 4 points to play their vital role for team Army victory. The winning and runners-up teams were awarded prestigious trophies and all participating players received gold and silver medals.
Islamabad Timberwolves win Independence Day Basketball Match
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD:  Aug 15: Islamabad Timberwolves emerged victorious over their rivals Islamabad Rockets 52-49 in a thrilling basketball match of the Independence Day celebrations here at Hamidi Hall Pakistan Sports Complex.Ali Hamza Kazmi of the Timberwolves demonstrated remarkable skill and finesse on the court, leading his team as the top scorer with an impressive 19 points. He was followed by Raheel Gill, who contributed 9 points to the Timberwolves' victory. On the Rockets' side, Ramzee showcased his talent and determination, securing 12 points, with Ahmed putting forth a commendable performance as well, scoring 10 points. The match was officiated by a team of proficient referees Umer Mahmood, Yasir Ghaffor, and Farhan (Navy).  The distinguished gathering of sports enthusiasts and professionals witnessed Deputy Director General Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Shahid Islam, gracing the event as the chief guest while President of the Federal Basketball Association (FBBA) Ejaz Rafi Butt, was present as the guest of honor. Alongside them, the notable attendees included National Coach Riaz Malik, Rana Nasrullah, Fitness Expert from Pakistan Sports Board, Azam Dar, Director, Administration PBBF.Addressing the audience, General Secretary of FBBA, Ouj E Zahoor, extended a warm welcome to all the esteemed guests and participants. Their presence not only added gravity to the occasion but also highlighted the significance of promoting basketball as a popular sport in Pakistan.Culminating the event on a high note. This basketball match served as an exciting element of the Independence Day celebrations, which were organized collaboratively by the Pakistan Sports Board and the Pakistan Basketball Federation.
Basketball promotes under the leadership of Mohammad Iftikhar in Pakistan
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: A spokesman for the Pakistan Basketball Federation (PBBF), Mohammad Azam Dar, has stated that the elected body of PBBF is actively functioning under the leadership of President Brigadier (Retd) Mohammad Iftikhar Mansoor and Secretary General Khalid Bashir. The federation has successfully organized various national events in recent times. Pakistan basketball team recently participated in the 5 Nation Basketball Championship at Maldives and showed impressive performance under the flag of the same Pakistan Basketball Federation.During an interview, he emphasized that the current PBBF is duly affiliated with esteemed sports governing bodies, namely the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), Pakistan Olympic Association (POA), and International Basketball Federation (FIBA). The federation has diligently organized national fixtures for both men and women at various levels, contributing significantly to the promotion of the sport across the country.Furthermore, he clarified that the elected body is also affiliated with FIBA (Asia) and holds associations with all major seven departments, provincial, and divisional basketball associations. Moreover, the federation's recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Government of Pakistan further validates its status as an esteemed member of the international basketball community.He also expressed concern about misleading information being disseminated to the public and sports enthusiasts regarding the status of PBBF. He assured that the federation continues to operate with transparency and dedication, aiming to foster the growth and development of basketball in Pakistan.