10th Legends Classic Golf starts today

LAHORE - The 10th Legends Classic Golf Championship between the 40-member Karachi and Lahore golf teams will be contested over three days here at the Defence Raya Golf Course and the Royal Palm Golf Course. The format of the championship will be scrambles match play on the first day at Defence Raya Golf Course on Friday, the four balls match play at the Royal Palm golf Course on Saturday and the final singles contest on Sunday at the Defence Raya Golf Course. Karachi team captain Imran Habib stated that his team had shown unmatched commitment by finding a way to get to Lahore on time and avoided missing out participation in this grand event. Some had to go first to Dubai and then get to Lahore, but although this involved considerable hassle, they underwent the trouble.–Staff Reporter

HEC edge out PTV in football cup

ISLAMABAD – Higher Education Commission (HEC) edged out Pakistan Television (PTV) 1-0 in the Pakistan Football Federation Cup 2016 match played here at Pakistan Sports Complex Outer Stadium on Thursday. Union Council 26 chairman Ch Allah Ditta was the chief guest while IFA president Saleem Ch, secretary Syed Sharafat Hussain, Rana Tanveer and others were also present there. In the first match, HEC beat PTV 1-0. The first half ended with both teams locked at 0-0. HEC started the second half well and netted their first goal in the 49th minute through Umar Ashraf. The victory provided important three points to HEC. The second match between SNGPL and Bhatti United Faisalabad ended in 0-0 draw. Bhatti United players played fearless soccer and managed to grab one point from the match.–Staff Reporter

PHC maintains stay against POA elections

LAHORE - The Peshawar High Court (PHC) division bench, consisted of Justice Qaiser Rashid and Justice Yahya Afridi, maintained the stay order of the PHC, issued on January 22, 2016 on the elections of Pakistan Olympic Association (POA). According to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Olympic Association (KPOA) president Haji Ghulam Ali, the hearing held Thursday under the WP.3577-P regarding the POA elections. In accordance, POA advocate Ali Raza, while presenting his proofs, said this case was already decided by Supreme Court of Pakistan. Ghulam’s advocate Shumail Butt clarified that this case was different from the one that was still in process. He requested the PHC to precede the case of contempt of court against the respondent. After hearing both the parties, the PHC maintained the POA election stay. The next hearing will be after two weeks.–Staff Reporter

Pak female boxers feature in SAG

ISLAMABAD - A three-member team of female Pakistani boxers will be participating in the South Asian Games at India for the first-time. The female boxers comprise Khush Zain (51kg), Ruksana (60kg) and Sofia (75kg). The male boxers include Mehib Badshah (49kg), Syed Asif (52kg), Nametullah (56kg), Ali Ahmed (60kg), Gul Zaib (64kg), Arshad Hussain (69kg) and Tanvir (75kg). Pakistan boxing team will depart to India on February 10 to participate in the South Asian Games. The training camp of the team is underway here at the Pakistan Sports Complex. There are a total of 23 players in the camp. These players were shortlisted from the national boxing championship held at Karachi. Qadir Zaman and Noman Karim are coaches for male players and imparting training to them well.–Staff Reporter

PG University win volleyball trophy

PESHAWAR - Post Graduate Department University of Peshawar clinched the trophy after defeating Govt Degree College Pabbi in the final of the University of Peshawar Inter-College Boys Volleyball Championship played here at University Gymnasium on Thursday. The players of PG University played very attacking game and succeeded in winning the first two sets by 25-20, 25-19. Despite winning the first two set, PG University failed to click in the third and fourth sets won by Govt Degree College Pabbi by 25-27, 27-29. It was the last and decisive set in which PG University marched into victory at 15-13. Earlier, in the semifinal, GDC Pabbi defeated GC Matra by 3-1, the score was 23-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-22 while PG University defeated Govt College Peshawar by 3-1, 25-21, 23-25, 25-18, 25-23.–Staff Reporter