KARACHI - Shahid Javed gained five strokes lead over his nearest rivals when he fired another fine round of one under 71 of the Independence day golf for a total of 141 on the second day here at DHAS golf course on Saturday.

Hot on his heels in the second places are defending champion Shabbir Iqbal, Imran Ali and Sajjad Khan with  total of 146 each. Karrar Hussain of DHA was fifth with 147. With just one round left it would be difficult for the chasing pack to overhaul the score of the leader. Shabbir Iqbal who had scored par 72 faired badly in the second round when he logged two over 74. Sajjad Khan added one under 71 to his previous day score of 77.Imran Ali putting slumped in the second round in which he finished three over 75. The top forty including tied will make the cut which will be applied after second round.