KARACHI - Islamia Club located in the heart of the city in Soldier Bazar was the hub of table tennis in the past and its role in the promotion of the game was commendable

.The clubs role in the development of the game was highlighted during a media conference held here Saturday at the Majid Khan Memorial hall of the club to announce holding of the first Islamia Club PSO Carient inter firms table tennis which will be played January 16-20 at the club premises.

Some of the senior media scribes who attended the briefing recalled the services of the club and its founder late Majid Khan in keeping the flame of the sports alive for long three decades beginning in early sixties. The club held a number of national championships and produced some of the best international players like Arif Khan son of Majid Khan.

 Arif Khan the double gold medalists of SAF games speaking on the occasion thanked PSO for selecting his club to hold the championships which will be held in men’s team event, men’s and ladies singles and men’s doubles. Leading teams like State bank of Pakistan PSO and HinoPak and many others have already registered to play in the championships.

Arif Khan said the doors of the club were open to all the players and mostly those who could not afford to play at rich clubs like Karachi Club and Karachi Gymkhana.

The indoor stadium of the club, he said was available to schools and colleges at nominal rent. The club is secure and teams could come there and play in safety. It is also located in close distances of colleges and school’s, he added.