Javaria secures gold in Shooting C'ship

ISLAMABAD - Javaria of Pakistan Army won gold medal in the pistol shooting of the 1st National Air-gun Shooting Championship at Gun and Country Club here on Friday. In the pistol shooting women individual event, Javaria won gold with 565.4 scores while Pakistan Navy’s Mehwish Farhan and Fatima Azim earned silver and bronze medals with 55.9 and 537.6 scores respectively. In the teams’ event, Pakistan Navy clinched the first position with 1093 scores while Pakistan Army and Punjab claimed the second and third positions with 1089 and 945 scores respectively. As many as six teams are participating in the championship including Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Air Force, Punjab, KP and Islamabad. A total of 82 shooters including 50 men and 32 women are taking part in the championship.–Staff Reporter

Four teams in Veterans Cup main round

LAHORE – Lahore Spartans, Totally Cricket Club, City Gymkhana and Lahore Greens moved to the main round of the Aftab Qarshi Veterans Cricket Cup after the successful conclusion of the qualifying round. The main round of the tournament will stroll into action from November 22 and will be contested among 10 teams. These teams are further divided into two pools with group A having Aftab Qarshi, Golden Eagles, Lahore Whites, Totally Cricket Club and Lahore Spartans while groups B have Amar Cables, Turk Plast, Chaudhry Sports, City Gymkhana and Lahore Greens. Aftab Qarshi will face Lahore Spartans challenge in the opening 30-over match of the main round here at the Ali Garh ground while Chaudhry Gymkhana will take on City Gymkhana Seniors in the second match be contested at Stags ground.–Staff Reporter


Khalid for transparent PBF elections

LAHORE - Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) secretary Khalid Mahmood expects transparent and democratic elections in accordance with constitution of PBF and AIBA statues despite certain media reports regarding the federation’s elections. “Pakistan is blessed with tremendous boxing talent that has already suffered a lot due to unacceptable and undue interference in the affairs of PBF. The efforts of Doda Khan Bhutto to protect the PBF autonomy are much lauded but certain elements have damaged boxing by creating parallel setups to legitimate functioning of PBF and they are still attempting to overwhelm the PBF by all means,” he said.–Staff Reporter

Army down Hawks in Rugby League

LAHORE – Pakistan Army downed Lahore Hawks in the 4th Service Tyre 15-a-side Rugby League on Friday. Army came strong over Hawks winning the match 81-0 of the league. Hawks tried their best to score tries but Army kept bringing in try after try in both the halves to leave their rivals in tatters. Khalid, Sharafat, Nasir and Waqas had two tries each while Anjum and Israr scored one try each from Army side. Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan Rugby Union (PRU) president Fawzi Khawaja said: “The league is gaining momentum with each passing day and the game itself has improved a lot in the country, which has also recognised by the Asian and World Rugby. This time round, each team has been given more matches so that the formation of a national team can be easier.”–Staff Reporter


Sukhchan in Polo Cup subsidiary final

LAHORE - Sukhchan outpaced Pebble Breakers 7-3 in the Pool B match of the Treet Polo Cup 2016 to qualify for the subsidiary final here at the Lahore Polo Club ground on Friday. From Pool B, Wi-Tribe Shahsawars have already qualified for the main final. Sukhchan's Raja Taimur struck the first goal of the match off 60-yard penalty hit and then completed his brace to make it 2-0. Ahmed Zubair then reduced the lead to 2-1 before the end of the first chukker. Five goals were hammered in the second chukker, as Sukhchan slammed four and Pebble Breakers one. Ahmed Ali Tiwana hit one from the losing side whiel high-flying Raja Taimur thwarted fabulous four to provide Sukhchan a healthy 6-2 lead. In the third chukker, Pebble Breakers struck one through Ahmed Ali while in fourth chukker, Agha Musa hit one for Sukhchan to finish the match at 7-3.–Staff Reporter