ISLAMABAD - Superb hat-trick by striker Barkatullah helped Journalists XI thrash Dawn News 3-0 in the NBP Inter-media Football quarterfinal here at Jinnah Stadium Pakistan Sports Complex on Saturday. Both the team played well and gave tough time to each in the first half which ended 0-0. In the second half, Journalists XI’s Barkatullah played superb soccer and slammed three back-to-back goals to steer his team to impressive 3-0 victory. Journalists XI will face Samma TV today (Sunday). In the other quarterfinals, Geo TV got walk over against Business Recorder, APP beat Daily Nai Baat 3-1 and Samma TV beat Express TV 4-3 on plenty shootouts. Senator Syed Dilawar Abbas was the chief guest on the occasion and announced a cash of Rs 35,000 for NPC sports committee.–Staff Reporter