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Baluchistan weightlifting Association elects new office bearers
Sports Bulletin Report Quetta: Ayyub Khan Khilji unanimously appointed Patron, while Aalam Din (International weightlifter) and Kashif Rehan (National weightlifter) were elected President and Secretary respectively, for a term of 4 years. Azhar Iqbal (National weightlifter) was elected Treasurer. The elections were conducted by an election commission headed by Tariq Butt, an advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan. Najm-us-saeed and Tahir Mehmood, both International officials and players, and Ali Raza (Director National Training and Coaching Centre Quetta) also witnessed and supervised the elections.
Punjab claim Inter-Provincial Boys Under-17 Weightlifting title
Sports Reporter LAHORE (November 4, 2021):-Punjab weightlifters with 107 points won the Inter-Provincial Boys Under-17 Weightlifting Tournament at the weightlifting venue adjacent to Nishtar Park Sports Complex (NPSC) Gymnasium Hall here on Thursday. Punjab players took six gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal during the 3-day competition held under the auspices of Sports Board Punjab (SBP). Sindh boys, who scored 56 points, bagged second position with two silver and four bronze medals. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (55 points) finished third with three silver and four bronze medals while Balochistan (53 points) got 4th place with two gold medals, one silver and two bronze medals. In the 71kg contest, Punjab’s Abdul Razzaq clinched the gold medal, Shahnawaz of Sindh took silver while bronze went to KP’s Abdul Samad. Punjab weightlifter Danish Butt dominated the +71kg competition by winning gold medal. The silver medal was won by M Haris of KP while Noel Jhon of Sindh bagged bronze in this event. Punjab’s Abdul Raheem grabbed gold medal in 64kg weight category. Noor Ahmed of Balochistan took silver and Sindh’s Shaharyar got bronze medal in this competition.  
Punjab earn 76 points Inter-Provincial Under-17 Weightlifting
Raja Abrar LAHORE (November 3, 2021):-Punjab contingent with 4 gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal and 76 points led the points table of Inter-Provincial Boys Under-17 Weightlifting Tournament on the second day at weightlifting venue adjacent to NPSC Gymnasium Hall on Thursday. Balochistan team is placed second with two gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal and 46 points, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is third with three silver medals and 30 points followed by Sindh boys who had scored 24 points so far with four bronze medals. Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh along with Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, Assistant Director Raees ur Rehman and other officials also witnessed the exciting weightlifting and hockey matches on Thursday. Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh was warmly received by relevant officials and introduced with the players. He also had group photographs with them on this occasion. Punjab’s Sameer Khan grabbed gold medal in 59kg weight category. Faisal Ullah of KP took silver and Sindh’s Mohammad Ali got bronze medal in this competition. In the 64kg contest, Punjab’s Abdul Raheem clinched the gold medal, Noor Ahmed of Balochistan took silver while bronze went to Sindh’s Shaharyar. Punjab weightlifters dominated 49kg competition by winning gold and silver medals through Shayan Ali and Hamza Tariq respectively. M Fahad of Balochistan bagged bronze in this event. Punjab weightlifter Mohammad Ali Ghani got gold medal in 55kg contest while silver and bronze medals were won by KP’s Rafiullah and Sindh’s Wajih Ullah respectively. In Inter-Provincial Girls U-16 and Boys U-17 Hockey Tournament, Punjab boys team outplayed Balochistan by 8-0 on the second day at National Hockey Stadium on Thursday. Punjab boys dominated the proceedings right from the beginning. Punjab’s Hamza Fayaz, Ahmed Noor, Rana Waleed and M Ammad struck two field goals each for the triumphant team. Despite their best efforts, Balochistan team could not convert their efforts into goals. In the next encounter, Sindh boys’ hockey team scripted a 5-2 victory against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). M Adnan and Abdul Wahab of Sindh netted two goals each while Syed Saad Ali scored one goal. Hassan Ali and Mohammad Hassan were the goal scorers for KP team.  In U-16 Girls Hockey event, Punjab girls’ hockey team thrashed Sindh by 9-0 quite comfortably. Sharika Sarwar executed three goals, Saira Younis and Maleeha Younis scored two goals each while Mehak Rashid and Sehrish Kamal contributed one goal each for Punjab team. Punjab girls demonstrated excellent ball control throughout the match. They did not give their opponents enough space to make a goal-scoring move. In another match, KP girls defeated Balochistan by 4-0 margin. Adeeba Ali scored two goals while Nida Ali and Sawaira Kishwar made one goal each for the winning team.   
IWF World Weightlifting Championships and Elections announced
Sports Bulletin LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (September 13, 2021): The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has announced that the IWF World Weightlifting Championships and the IWF Electoral Congress would be taken place from December 7 to 17, 2021 Tashkent, Uzbekistan. “We already know for sure that the IWF Executive Board which follows the December elections will be very different to any that has gone before it, reflecting a more egalitarian culture that is also more clearly focused on the needs of weightlifters,” said IWF Interim President Dr Michael Irani. “This will follow on from clean weightlifting competitions at Tokyo 2020 and the adoption of completely revised governance measures in satisfying the criteria for success that were established for us by the IOC.” “Our friends in Tashkent have already proven themselves to be very capable organisers of important weightlifting events this year, and the IWF is deeply grateful both to them and to the others who had shown interest in hosting our events. The IWF is pleased to be able to deliver this measure of certainty around the 2021 IWF World Weightlifting Championships for all our athletes,” continued Irani. “And in this difficult year, with the effects of the pandemic still being felt, our main priority will continue to be ensuring safe and healthy conditions for all involved.” IWF official said.