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 Jadoon Khan claims top position in Tent Pegging individual competitions
Sports Bulletin Report PESHAWAR:-Jadoon Khan of Abbottabad has won the title of Tent Pegging competition that held under the auspices of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sports Department, for the first time in the history of Peshawar. Nematullah Khan of Karak grabbed the second position while Azhar Nawaz Khan claimed third. Special guests on the occasion were Director General Sports Khalid Khan, accompanied by Director Finance Tariq Khan, Director Operations Azizullah Jan, Deputy Director Operations Jamshed Baloch, Shah Faisal Afridi, Assistant Director Hamid Khan, Assistant Director Ashfaq Ahmed. Administrative Officer Irshad Khan, Zakirullah and Organizing Secretary Wahid Bakhsh among others were also present on the occasion. Horse riders from different areas of Attock, Fateh Jang, Faisalabad, Multan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa participated in the competitions. In individual event, Khan Jadoon Khan of Abbottabad bagged the first position, Nematullah Khan of Karak bagged the second position and Azhar Nawaz Khan bagged the third position. Led by Khan, Al-Kabeer Awan Club Bannu bagged the first position, Baba Shangla Club bagged the second position and Abdalin Haris Hussain Club bagged the third position in team event.   -
Tariq Khan Jalbai team win Oxen Race
Sports Bulletin Report PESHAWAR:-Tariq Khan Jalbai’s team won the Oxen Race that held under the auspices of Directorate General of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), as the traditional games started in Nowshera district. According to the results, Tariq Khan Jalbai's team won the first, Amanullah Khan Ghalla Dheer's team won the second, Hussain Kaka's team won the third, Naheed Sarad Cheena won the fourth, Muzaffar Shah Mian Issa won the fifth, Ghalib Gul won the sixth and Sani Gul Kaka Pir Sabaq won the seventh. At the end, the special guest distributed prizes among the winners of the bull race. Were Member Provincial Assembly Ibrahim Khattak was the chief guest on the occasion along with Director Sports Operations Aziz A. Jan, Deputy Director Jamshed Baloch, District Sports Officer Nowshera, Assistant Director Zakir, Assistant Director Ashfaq Ahmed and other dignitaries and a large number of spectators.
United Kings win Federal Cup Basketball Tournament
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-Federal Cup 3x3 Men & Women Basketball Tournament held under the banner of Federal Basketball Association (FBA) in collaboration with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) / Municipal Corporation Islamabad (MCI) at F-6, Multi-Purpose Sports Centre, Islamabad. As many as 28 teams participated in the men’s event from twin cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Teams were divided in to 4 pools. After group stage 8 teams qualified for quarter finals. In the first quarter final United Kings-A outclassed Bulls-A by 14 to 12 points. In the second quarter final Timber Wolves-A defeated Dynamites by 13 to 10 points. In the third quarter final Bull-B beat Raptors-A by 14 to 12 points. In the fourth quarter final Raptors-B beat Zooties by 14 to 08 points. The first semi-final was played between United Kings-A and Timber Wolves-A. The match was won by United Kings-A by 14 to 07 points to qualify for the final. Meanwhile, in the second semi-final Bulls-B defeated Raptors-B by 17 to 10 points to reach the final. In the final match, United Kings-A outclassed Bulls-B to win first ever Federal Cup by 17 to 12 points.  In the Women event, six teams took part from twin cities. 3 each team were divided into two pools. After group stage 4 teams qualified for semi-finals. In the first semi-final, Bahria-A overcame Lycans-B by 6 to 2 points to reach final. In the second semi-finals Lycans-A outplayed easily Bahria-A by 08 to 03 points and qualified for final. In the final match, Lycans-A defeated Bahria-A by 08 to 03 points and lift Federal Cup title. Brig (Retd) Iftikhar Mansoor, President, Pakistan Basketball Federation was the chief guest and distributed the cash prizes and souvenirs amongst the winning and runner-up teams. He briefly stated the history of Basketball and pointed out that Basketball was the popular in Islamabad. Pakistan was a force at the regional stage as the team won the silver medal at the 2013 SABA Championship and three silver medals at the South Asian Games.
Pakistan win International Savate Championship with 8 gold 4 silver medals
Ali Ahmed Ch LAHORE:-Pakistan team exhibited a wonderful performance and won the 3rd International Savate Championship with 8 gold 4 silver medals against Sri Lanka at Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall on Friday. Sri Lankan team grabbed 6 gold and equal number of silver medals in the championship held under the auspices of Sports and Youth Affairs Department Punjab. Director General Sports Punjab Mohammad Tariq Qureshi distributed prizes at the closing ceremony of 3rd Pak-Sri Lanka International Savate Championship. Director Sports Nadeem Qaiser, President Sri Lankan Savate Federation Prasad Wickramasinghe, DSO Tanveer Shah, Secretary Ambreen Iftikhar and administrator NPSC Mustfa Shah and other officials were also present on this occasion. Results of the Savate Championship: Weight     Name (country, gold), Name (country, silver) 45-50kg:   Insa (Pak gold), R Lashika (SL, silver) 40-45kg:   Mehreen (Pak, gold), R Weerasinghe (SL, silver) 70-75kg:   RohanPari (Pak, gold), G Aberathna (SL, silver) 65-70kg:   Kareema (Pak, gold), D Dissanayake (SL, silver) 45-50kg (m):     A Rasheed (SL, gold), Massab (Pak, silver) 35-40kg:   D samaraweera (SL, gold), Maham (Pak, silver) 55-60kg:   K Dilaxiny (SL, gold), Sobia (Pak, silver) 50-55kg:   Jennifer (SL, gold), M Weerasinghe (SL, silver) 60-65kg:   Muneera (Pak, gold), D Abhaywickrama (SL, silver) 60-65kg (m): Amir Khan (Pak, gold), L Rathnayaka (SL, gold)  
Pak-Sri Lanka International Savate Championship starts
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Asadullah Faiz and Director General Sports Punjab Mohammad Tariq Qureshi inaugurated 3rd Pak-Sri Lanka International Savate Championship at a grand colourful opening ceremony at Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall on Thursday. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Asadullah Faiz and Director General Sports Punjab Mohammad Tariq Qureshi also unveiled the championship trophy before being introduced to both Pakistan and Sri Lankan teams and their officials. Pakistan and Sri Lankan contingents and their officials also had group photographs with both guests of honours prior to the Savate competitions. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Asadullah Faiz and Director General Sports Punjab Mohammad Tariq Qureshi also exchanged souvenirs at the inaugural ceremony and witnessed exciting competitions of 3rd Pak-Sri Lanka International Savate Championship. Director Sports Nadeem Qaiser, Director Youth Affairs Syed Omair Hasan, DSO Tanveer Shah, Secretary Ambreen Iftikhar, President Sri Lankan Savate Federation Prasad Wickramasinghe, coach Lanka Rathnayake, captain K Dilaxiny, Pakistan team coach Saeed Butt and captain Daood Mirza were also present on this occasion. Talking to the media at the grand colourful opening ceremony, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Asadullah Faiz thanked the Sri Lankan Savate contingent for touring Pakistan. “Hosting Pak-Sri Lanka 3rd International Savate Championship is definitely a big honour for all of us. Now, Pakistan is hosting major sports events regularly, which reflects that our country is a safe and secure place for international sports competitions”. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Asadullah Faiz further said that after Pak-Sri Lanka 3rd International Savate Championship, Sports and Youth Affairs Department Punjab is planning to host more international sports events in future. “Female athletes are participating in 9 events out of 13 competitions during the championship which is good omen. It is enough to gauge that the Sports and Youth Affairs Department Punjab is putting special emphasis on the growth of sports culture among females of the province”. As per results, on the first day of 3rd Savate Championship, the first 60kg fight between Pakistan and Sri Lankan women finished as draw while Pakistan women emerged winner in the second 56kg second fight. In the third -46kg fight, Sri Lankan boy Abdur Rasheed defeated his Pakistani counterpart quite comfortably. The last bout was fought between Pakistan and Sri Lankan women in the -36kg weight category in which the guest team emerged triumphant.
Pakistan Rugby Union holds Educators Super week in Lahore
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Pakistan Rugby Union (PRU) successfully held an Educators Super week in Lahore. According to information provided by PRU President Arif Saeed, that PRU has always promoted rugby at grassroots levels and we have very good players all over Pakistan. Last month, when Asia Rugby Div II was held in Pakistan, we hired all the field coaches for this event and that experience was very successful. Afterwards, we will have to hold a Super week for our participants to become Certified World Rugby Educators' and it was held in Lahore. As many as 13 participants from all over Pakistan participated. The course was conducted by Various Professional educators of World Rugby including Gene Tong World Rugby Trainer, Chua Lewis Young Hwee Strength & Condition Educator, Selvaraj Merianne Kokilam Medical Educator, Dilroy Fernando Match officials Educators and Shakeel Ahmed Provisional Trainer Coaching among the panel of coaches for this event.  This was a very successful super week for Educators in which all field experts have trained local coaches and now PRU have 13 Educators in all Strands, Arif added. Now these Educators are eligible to certify more Level 1 Coaches in their respective areas which will help us to promote more Rugby.  Zahir udin, Abdul Muqeet, Mohammad Waseem, Ali Hayder Bukhari, Umar Islam, Medical Educators Mohammad Bin Zia, Hafiz Ehtasham ul Haq, Talha Usman, Match Officials Educators Kamal Ahmed, Ghalib Javed, for Strength & Condition Mohammad Babar, Jahangir Nawaz and Mohammad Abdullah were among the participants.
Prime Minister National Para Games from June 26, 2022
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-The 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan National Para Games will start from June 26 to 29, 2022 at Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad under the banner of Pakistan Blinds’ Sports Federation (PBSF), president PBSF Mohammad Waqas Warraieh revealed this in press conference at national Press Club on Saturday. He further told media persons that the closing ceremony would be held on June 29 at the same venue and likely Prime Minister of Pakistan Main Shahbaz Sharif would be the chief guest and distribute the prizes among the athletes. “Director General, Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Asif Zaman will grace the opening ceremony as chief guest at Jinnah Stadium, Pakistan Sports Complex, “he added. Former player of national blinds’ cricket team Mohammad Waqas further added that the 25 sports disciplines would be the part of Para Games including football, swimming, judo, chess, athletics, base ball, goal ball, power-lifting, track cycling, archery. “PM released one million rupees for this event. “120 male and female players from Balochistan, Punjab, Sindh, Khyber PakhtuneKawa (KPK), Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) Gilgit Bultistan and Islamabad will take part in the event, “he maintained.  
Summer Training Camp concludes at Nathia Gali
Shakeel-ur-Rehman PESHAWAR: A three-day summer training camp organized by the Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for people of different abilities at Nathia Gali. More than 40 people from different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa participated in the camp. At the closing ceremony Deputy Director Sports Jamshed Baloch and Regional Sports Officer Hazara Region Ahmed Zaman distributed the prizes among the athletes. International Cricketer Zia Noor, Chief Coach Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shafqat, Assistant Director Aizaz Khan, Sajid Afridi and other important personalities were present. For the first time in the history of the country, A three-day summer training camp was organized for positive recreation including overcoming obstacles and building self-confidence in them. In addition to indoor and outdoor competitions, summer camp National Speeches, Trekking, Camping, Awareness Campaign Walk, Quiz, Naat Khawani Competition Summer Camp invites 40 male and female athletes who have represented Pakistan at national and international level in Paralympic Games to showcase their talents.
MD PTV Mubashir Tauqir vows to provide top sports facilities to players
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-Managing Director/Patron Sports Cell, Pakistan Television Corporation Limited, Sayyed Mubashir Tauqir Shah vowed to restart sports activities in the PTV at the top level with preference after a three years Covid-19 period. He was speaking to officials and players of PTV in a colourful ceremony that took place here on Wednesday. “Sports make the image of country at international level, however, sports also make the image of organization in the country and sports are vital for healthy activities, “he added. President PTV Sports Cell/Director Admin & Personnel, Saif Ullah Shahid along with other directors of PTV also attended the ceremony. On this occasion, MD PTVC has issued instructions to reactivate sport activities among the PTV employees besides raising the professional teams of hockey, football and other sport disciplines for participation in the national level tournaments. Professional cricket team will also be reactivated after uplift of the ban on departmental cricket. He has also directed to arrange tournaments of cricket, hockey, football, table-tennis, badminton, races and golf in order to mark the ‘Jashan-e-Azadi’ celebrations. Earlier, Mohammad Arif Qureshi, the international official of PTV highlighted the achievements of PTV Sports Cell. He thanked MD, PTVC & DAP/President PTV Sports Cell for their valuable support for the uplift of games in PTV. He also promised that the necessary facilities would be provided to PTV Sports Cell for the promotion of healthy activities in PTV and for participation of team at National Level Tournaments.
Foreign tourists to start Islamabad-Khunjerab rickshaw adventure on Saturday
Raja Mohammad Shafik ISLAMABAD:-A group of foreign tourists has found a unique way of incorporating rickshaws into an adventure, as all the things set to start the mission to cover around 745 kilometre distance from Islamabad to Khunjerab Pass on the three-wheelers on Saturday (June 18, 2022). “Our eight-member outfit include four adventurists from UK and one each from Italy, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands,” the team leader Carnall Julian Rohann told media here at Media Centre of Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) on Friday. “We’ll depart on the expedition on Saturday and will complete it in seven days. We know we’ll have to tackle a huge distance. The journey is quite tough but this is what the adventure is all about,” he added. He said the trip was aimed at promoting mountain sports and tourism in Pakistan. He said after the venture, the team would release Vlogs, stories and pictures of the mountain tourism of Pakistan, especially of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa. “The majestic scenes of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa are second to none. The snow-laden peaks and sun-kissed valleys along with winding roads at highly dizzying altitudes make the region a perfect tourist destination. We want the world should know about it,” he said. “Reaching there in the rickshaws is quite challenging. But we’ve years of experience as we have already been taking part in such voyages in India, Nepal, Thailand and Sri Lanka. We’ve also practiced here in Pakistan and are confident to complete the mission,” he added. After departing from Islamabad, the adventurists will stay at Balakot where tourist police will welcome them. Their next stopover will be at Batakundi. On the third day, they will cross the Babusar Top and reach Chilas where they will be received by Chilas District Administration. After spending the night there, they will proceed to Gilgit and move to Hunza valley. Finally, they will reach Khunjerab Pass, which is located at a spectacular height of almost 5,000 metres. The Government of Gilgit-Baltistan and the Special Communication Organization would hold a reception for the team. Shahid Islam, Deputy Director General PSB, who was also present during the media briefing, appreciated the efforts of Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP) and other key stakeholders for the promotion of mountain sports and tourism. Abu Zafar Sadiq, President of ACP highlighted the importance of mountain sports and tourism. He stressed the need to project this potential with strategic market to allure mountain sports and tourism in Pakistan. He thanked Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination, Ehsan-ur-Rehman Mazari and DG PSB Col. (retd), Mohammad Asif Zaman, for facilitating and promoting sports tourism in Pakistan. Karrar Haidri, Secretary ACP spoke about the importance of summer tourism and the role of tour operators in the development of sports tourism and peace. (Thanks to APP)