LAHORE Lanky right-winger Muhammad Qasim struck ninth hat-trick of Pakistan Premier Football League as holders Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) trounced PEL 4-0 at Model Town Football Ground, Lahore. KRL manager Ayaz Butt asked Qasim, Mudassar Saeed and Ghazi Khan to take responsibility in frontline as their six key players Samar Ishaq, Yasir Afridi, Muhammad Adil, Kalim Ullah Khan, Rizwan Asif, Mehmood Khan were called for Chinas Asian Games 20-player squad. Qasim proved himself sharp shooter with three dazzling goals against PELs keeper Saqib Hanif. It was ninth hat-trick of the event with Qasim hitting three goals in the 23rd, 33rd and 52nd minute. Ace Pakistan striker Muhammad Rasool came up with 8th hat-trick in KESCs 4-2 resounding win over Afghan FC on Monday. Qasim showed his effectiveness when KRL won the National Football Challenge Cup (NFCC) and Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL 2009). He, in fact, struck the winning goal of the NFCC final when KRL brushed aside PIA 1-0 at HESCO-controlled Shaheed Umaid Ali Kaimkhani Stadium on April 28, 2009. KRL retained the NFCC title when they imposed 4-0 win over Navy to win final of 20th NBP NFCC at Multans Qila Kuhna Qasim Bagh on April 29, 2010 under flood-lit system. With PPFLs 86 matches, still to come, KRL are in third spot with 36 points after league leaders WAPDA (50) and Army (40). Qasim had slammed seven of the 25 goals of KRL in ongoing show while other scorers of Rawalpindi-based team are Ziaus Salam 4, Syed Ghazi Khan 3, Muhammad Shahid 2, Mudassar Saeed 2, Abid Ghafoor 2, Jalil 1, Luqman Amir 1, Kalim Ullah 1, Samar Ishaq 1, Shahid Ahmed 1. Friday matches: WAPDA Vs KRL (Railway Stadium, Lahore 2.30 PM), Young Blood FC, Sahiwal v Pakistan Army (Rai Ali Nawaz Stadium, Fareed Town, Sahiwal 2.30 PM)