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Karachi Powerlifting Championship: Wolf Pack Club clinch title with 4 golds
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI: The Wolf Pack Club grabbed 4 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals to lift the title of the COMBAXX Karachi Powerlifting Championship organized by the Pakistan Powerlifting Federation (PPF) and Karachi Division Powerlifting Association (KDPA) with the support of Combaxx Sports at Beach View Club here. Energetics Club emerged as the ultimate runners-up by winning 3 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals while Karachi Gymkhana won 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal to secure third place in the championship. The winners' Wolf Pack Club got a total of 92 points while the runners-up Energetics Club got 87 points and Karachi Gymkhana secured 31 points. Shehroze won in the 59kg category while Sarmad won in the 66kg category, Mohammad Taha in 74kg, Ahmad Irfan in 83 kg, Mohammad Jahangir in 93 kg, Nasruminullah in 105 kg, Nadir Khan in 120 kg, and Murad Ikram in plus 120 kg wins the gold medal. On the occasion of prize distribution, chief guest CEO Combaxx Sports Omar Saeed, Rashid Malik of Pakistan Powerlifting Federation, Advisor Powerlifting Athar Kamran Butt, Director Combaxx Sports Taimur Saeed and General Manager Zubair Macha were also present on the occasion. Chief Guest Omar Saeed said: “Karachi Powerlifting Association has taken an important step by successfully organizing the championship, which will prove to be a milestone for the promotion of powerlifting in the coming times, he said, adding, Our organization is providing international standard products for international events and inter-provincial and inter-divisional tournaments, training courses and coaching clinics, including national and inter-provincial championships held in Pakistan, for sports federations and associations, quality and international standard kits and sports equipment are supplied and provided at discounted prices for the sake of promotion of sports.”
Saad Asif completes World Academy of Sports course for athletes
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI: Pakistan Olympic Association's nominee, Saad Asif has completed the World Academy of Sports online course for athletes. This was an online course developed for student athletes aged between 15 and 18 years. It was targeted at those athletes who want to gain a broader understanding of the tools needed to become successful and knowledgeable athletes. It may be mentioned here that the Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) of every 72 countries had nominated two athletes each to participate in this course. The course was consisted of 5 key areas that were designed by experts and officials that had been working with athletes for a long time. At the end of every module, there was a test which included MCQs regarding the information on that particular topic. Every participant needed to secure above 75 percent to claim the certificate. Meanwhile Squash legend & former World Champion Jahangir Khan, Former Hockey Captain Olympian Islahuddin,  President Pakistan Olympic Association Lt Gen (R) Syed Arif Hassan, Secretary General Mohammad Khalid Mehmood, Vice President Fatima Lakhani, President Pakistan Taekwondo Federation Col ® Waseem Janjua, CEO Omer Saeed & others congratulated to young Saad on his achievement.
Balochistan 32-member delegation to visit Nishtar Park Sports Complex
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE (January 11, 2023): A 32-member delegation including 10 females from Balochistan arrived in Nishtar Park Sports Complex under Youth Exchange Programme under the leadership of Director Youth Affairs Balochistan Ejaz Ali on Wednesday. Seven male and female national level karate, cricket and wushu players and 21 students from different colleges and universities were also part of Balochistan delegation which is on a 4-day visit of provincial metropolis on the invitation of Youth Affairs and Sports Department Punjab. The Balochistan delegation also called on Secretary Youth Affairs and Sports Punjab Musarrat Jabeen at Punjab Stadium. Talking to delegation Secretary Youth Affairs and Sports Punjab Musarrat Jabeen said that the visit of Balochistan delegation under Youth Exchange Programme is definitely a useful activity. “This kind of trips played a key role in giving valuable exposure to young boys and girls of the country and this practice should continue in future”. The members of Balochistan delegation visited different departments and sports facilities in Nishtar Park Sports Complex such as Punjab Stadium, Tennis Stadium, State-of-the-Art Tennis Courts, Punjab International Swimming Complex, NPSC Gymnasium Hall and National Hockey Stadium, E-Library, Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and Punjab Safe City Authority (PSCA). During their E-Library visit, the members of guest delegation were given briefing about multiple facilities, functions and features such as Youth Helpline and Co-Working Space etc. Director Youth Affairs Syed Umair Hassan on this occasion warmly welcomed the Balochistan delegation. “Youth Exchange Programme will promote national unity and brotherhood among youth. Through this programme, the youth of Punjab and Balochistan will get an opportunity to learn from each other,” he added. The members of Balochistan delegation highly appreciated the performance, projects and achievements of Youth Affairs and Sports Department. They expressed their pleasure to witness modern sports facilities in Nishtar Park Sports Complex. “E-library is the best project where students are quenching their thirst for knowledge,” the students said. Names of delegation members: Director Youth Affairs Balochistan Ejaz Ali, Assistant Director Youth Affairs Mohammad Mustafa, Zeeshan Ali, Mohammad Raza (Officials), Shahzaib Khan, Waheedullah, Mah Gul, Fakhrun Nisa (karate players), Basit Ali, Mirwais Khan (cricketers), Nargis Batool (wushu), Saima Tareen, Nissa Tabasum, Nayab Batool, Aqsa, Shukria, Zahra, Saman Mushtaq (female students), Fawad Ahmed, Asmat Durrani, Faiz Mohammad, Syed Bilal Ahmed, Abdul Qadir, Mohammad Ramzan, Sameer Ahmed, Yaseen Jaffar, Fida Hussain, Zeeshan Ali, Ammar Ayoub, Iltaf Hussain, Yasir Nawaz and Mohammad Shoaib (students). 
Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Para Sports Festival from January 11
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD: The 1st Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Para Sports Festival will be held from January 11 to 16, 2023 at National Coaching Center Karachi. According to the president Pakistan Blind Sports Federation (PBSF) Mohammad Waqas Warraich, PBSF will oragnise the event in with the collaboration Chief Minister Sindh, Minister Sports & Youth Affairs, Sindh, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs, Sindh and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB). As many as 160 male and female players from all over the country will participate 6-day fixture. Five sports disciplines including Archery, Baseball, Goalball, Chess, and Athletics will be held during the special sports festival.
Shiraz Asif wins Olympic Council Asia Seminar, Quiz Competition
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI: Young talented Shiraz Asif of the Softball Federation of Pakistan has won the first position in the quiz competition of the seminar on the importance of mental health in sports competitions organized under the auspices of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Pakistan Olympic Association Athletes Commission. In the quiz competition on the first day of the seminar, Shiraz Asif won the first position by getting 66.67 points in one minute and 34 seconds. Haroon Sarwar Butt of the Pakistan Karate Federation secured second place by scoring 50 points in two minutes and 17 seconds while Badminton Federation's Ali Nawab secured the third position with a time of 2 minutes and 25 seconds scoring 50.00 points. More than 60 players and officials from more than 30 federations participated. It should be noted that the athletes of the Softball Federation of Pakistan have won the top position for the third year in a row. At the end of the seminar, the President of the Pakistan Olympic Association Lt. General (retd) Syed Arif Hassan, International Hockey Federation President Tayyab Ikram, Vice Chancellor of Lahore College for Women University Dr. Bushra Mirza and Secretary General POA Mohammad Khalid Mehmood gave shields and other prizes to the players, who won positions and put up a remarkable performance. Speaking on the occasion, Gen Arif Hassan said: “The quiz competitions are aimed to make the players mentally stronger. It was a pleasure to see that the players know their game along with their skills in the field of sports. Meanwhile, Softball Federation Haider Lehri, Secretary General Asif Azeem and Chairman POA Athlete Commission Muhammad Inam Butt have congratulated all the position holders and hoped that they will continue with remarkable performance in future competitions as well.
Potohar Sports Festival: Exciting competitions are in full swing
Sports Bulletin Report RAWALPINDI: The exciting competitions of Potohar Sports Festival 2022 are in progress at different venues of Rawalpindi division under the auspices of Youth Affairs and Sports Department Punjab on Thursday. The competitions of 10 games including arm-wrestling, hockey, athletics, kabaddi, tug-of-war, badminton, cricket, martial arts, football and volleyball are being organised in the Potohar Sports Festival in which more than 5,000 male and female players are exhibiting their talent. It is worth-mentioning that Sports Board Punjab is organizing Potohar Sports Festival in Rawalpindi division with an aim to provide better sports facilities to youth of the region. The teams from six districts of Rawalpindi division including Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Murree and Talagang are participating in the grand event. Assistant Commissioner Rawalpindi, Deputy Director (B&A) Nadeem Qaiser and District Sports Officer Rawalpindi Shamas Tauheed Abbasi distributed prizes among the winners and prominent performers in some of the competitions which concluded on Wednesday evening.
National Men and Women Netball Championship next year February
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD: The national men’s and women’s Netball Championships will start from February 11, 2023, at Pakistan Sports Complex here simultaneously. According to an official of Pakistan Netball Federation (PNF), Pakistan WAPDA will defend their both titles men and women in the championships. President PNF Mudassar Arain said: “As many as 16 teams from all over the country have been invited for the participation in the including Pakistan Army,  Pakistan Railway, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Pakistan Navy, Pakistan WAPDA, Pakistan Police, Higher Education Commission (HEC), LUMS, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan Inter Board, Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkawa (KPK), LGS, Balochistan and Islamabad. The manager's meeting will be held on February 10 at the championship venue. The semifinals will be played on February 13 while finals of both categories men and women will be held on February 14”.
KPT honours medal winners of Commonwealth Games 2022
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI (December 21, 2022): Karachi Port Trust (KPT) organized a grand Cash Award Ceremony for the medal winner Athletes of the Commonwealth Games 2022 held in Birmingham, England, to appreciate the achievements of our national heroes and laud their performances to encourage them in their future endeavours. Chief guest Parliamentary Secretary Eng. Sabir Hussain Qaimkhani, Chairman, KPT Syed Mohammad Tariq Huda, GM (Administration) Brig Tariq Bashir TI(M), Commissioner Karachi Iqbal Memon, Chairman Port Qasim Syed Hassan Nasir Shah HI(M) and CEO KICT SC Kim and many other dignitaries and notable personalities graced the occasion at KPT  Sports Complex. On the occasion, Gold medalists in Javelin throw Arshad Nadeem and weight-lifter Nooh Dastagir Butt were awarded a cash prize of Rs 2 million each while National wrestlers ( Silver medalists) Inam Butt,  Zaman Anwar and Sharif Tahir were awarded cash prizes of Rs 1 million each. The (Bronze medalists) Judo player Shah Hussain Shah and Inayat Ullah wrestler were awarded Rs 5 Lac each. Eng. Sabir Hussain Qaimkhani while speaking on the occasion lauded the remarkable achievements of Pakistani athletes in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and hoped that the medal tally secured by our athletes in Commonwealth Games will inspire the upcoming athletes in future sports. “They are our national heroes and we hope they will continue with the grand show at the international level to bring more medals to the country and enhance the country’s image at the international level. It’s a huge deal and involves years of hard work and dedication by the medal winners”, he said.
National Shooter G M Bashir to participate in ISSF President Cup
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI: National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) will send the shooters in all the forthcoming Olympic qualifiers fixtures to get maximum presentation in the Paris Olympics 2024, said Secretary NRAP Razi Ahmed while speaking at the reception, which was held in honor of G M Bashir by Sindh Rifle Association (SRA) on Friday night. Secretary NRAP Razi further said:  "G M Bashir is the only Pakistani shooter, who won bronze medal at any world championship. G M Bashir and Gulfam Joseph have won the quotas for Paris Olympics which shows they are world class athletes. They need participation in international events till the 2024 Olympics so NRAP will send them to every event next year.” On this occasion, G M Bashir said: “I am going to participate in the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) President's Cup in Egypt this month. This is a prestigious event in which world's top 12 shooters in different shooting disciplines are invited to show their game skills. I am very excited for participating this event. I will give my best in this event and would try to finish with respectable score”. It is pertinent to mention here that G M Bashir will be the second shooter after Khurrum Inam from Pakistan to participate in three Olympics. Also, he will be the second shooter from Pakistan to participate in the President's Cup as last year Gulfam Joseph qualified to this event. According to the latest international rankings by ISSF, G M Bashir has been ranked 7th in the 25 rapid fire pistol category. This is his career best ranking as well which he achieved after showing excellent performance at ISSF World Cup in Egypt recently. The ISSF President's Cup is the highest ranked event of the shooting world as athletes from 42 nations representing 43 ISSF Member Federations from all the continents have qualified to take part in the 2022 ISSF President’s Cup.
National FAST-5 Netball Coaching and Umpiring Course Concludes
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI: FAST-5 National Netball Coaching and Umpiring Course concluded here at Pakistan Sports Board’s Coaching Center that has started on November 4 at the same venue. Pakistan Netball Federation (PNF) organized this course in collaboration with the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), in which 45 coaches and umpires participated and upgraded their knowledge about the new rules of netball. President PNF. Mudassar Arain graced the closing ceremony as a chief guest and awarded the certificates among the successful participants. Syed Gohar Raza, Secretary, PNF, Anwar Ahmed, and other dignitaries were also present on this eve. Result Men (Umpiring): 1st Position:  Nazakat Ali Khan (Navy) 2nd Position: Areeb Hussain (Sindh) 3rd Position: Mohammad Imran (Army) Result Women (Coaching): 1st Position: Muqadas Fatima (Danish School) 2nd Position: Ume Laila Kulsoom (Wapda) 3rd Position: Iqra Shafiq (Sindh) & Nisha Sultan (Wapda) Result Men (Coaching): 1st Position:  Asad (Navy) & Waqar Ahmed (Sindh) 2nd Position: Mohammad Khursheed (Army), Jamshed Ali (Navy) & Balach Khan (Blouchistan) 3rd Position: Masoom Abbass (Wapda).