ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Karate team will participate in the 11th Asian Karate Championship (AKF) to be held from July 14 to 18 at Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Saadi Abbas of Pakistan will defend his title in 67kg class, says a press release issued on Tuesday.

The two female players will also appear in championship as the both ladies won gold medals in the1st South Asian Karate Championship 2011 held in India. Other team members are Baz, M Kashif and M Ramzan. Khalid Noor is the coach and Nasim Ahmed Qureshi has been named Manager. The team will leave on July 14 for the said event and will come back on July 18, the PR concluded.