LAHORE - The Nawa-i-Waqt Group Sports Gala 2016 rolled into action Friday with Rafeeq Sultan and Haziq Ali Khan of Waqt News emerging victorious in the snooker event on the inaugural day. Team of Rizwan Ashraf and M Usman of Waqt News finished as runner-up.

A total of 32 players of 16 teams participated in the snooker event.

Organising committee head Shafique Sultan inaugurated the sports gala in the presence of a large number of Nawa-i-Waqt Group senior officials and players. A sports committee has also been formed to hold the events in a transparent and befitting manner consisting Editor The Nation Salim Bokhari, Bilal Butt, Dilawar Chaudhry, Nadeem Basra and Qaiser Nadeem.

In the next phase, the badminton event will be held today at a local badminton club while in the last phase, cricket matches will be played among six teams at Khayaban-e-Amin cricket ground including the two veteran teams consisting senior workers of the organisation.