KARACHI - Farhan Zaman, a scion of known Zaman squash family, won a major national crown when he won the CAA open squash with a quick straight games win over top seed Kashif Khan in the final here at the famous Pakistan Navy Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan complex on Friday. This is the same venue where great Roshan Khan trained his third son 10 year son Jahangir Khan to become unchallenged world champion for over a decade. Jahangir Khan was among the dignitaries watching the youngsters who was member of the Pakistan team that recently won the World Junior Team Championship in Switzerland. On this very venue, 18 year Farhan Zaman, nephew of former British Amateur champion Qamar Zaman, took just 32 minutes to overpower his opponent 11-7, 13-11, 11-6 to clinch the title and the winners purse of Rs. 30,000. Kashif Khan of Sindh who was given the top seeding after three national players withdrew from the competition had to settle with Rs. 19,500. CAA which sponsored the championship had kept Rs. 200,000 as prize money but when the higher nationally ranked players withdrew it cut the prize money by Rs. 50,000. The Pakistan Squash Federation which is striving hard to encourage players and sponsors should note the sudden withdrawal of the players which badly hurt the ranking of the event. Air Commodore (Retd) M. Junaid Ameen Director General Civil Aviation Authority was the chief guest at the final of the championship and distributed prizes also present was Air Commodore Mohammad Arif Base commander Faisal Base Karachi. Engineer Tahir Khanzada, Secretary of Sindh Squash Association which along with CA organised the event was also present in the final. Farhan Zaman's run in the championship was remarkable. He was to appear in the qualifiers but when the draw was revised after withdrawals national players he got entry directly into the main draw of sixteen. In the opening quarter final round he drubbed fourth seed Aurangzaib to cause the first upset.Hwoever not much importance was given to Farhan Zamans victory and it was considered a routine upset where seeded player lose on an off day. However when in the semi final he accounted for second seed Shaikh Saquib suddenly all attention was on Farhan Zaman.When he took the centre court at the famous complex, few felt that he could extend his seed hunting run into the final. However, things proved otherwise. The youngsters outplayed the seeded players and in 32 minutes he stood in the centre of the court raising his arms high as he hit a winning drop shot to clinch the final. During the final Farhan exhibited a range of good shots that his uncle Qamar Zaman was better known for but the youngster had to really work hard if wants to come anywhere near his known uncle who had remained among the top five of world squash for a number of years in the decade of seventies.