KARACHI - The Karachi Port Trust returned to winning ways after two points losing draws in the Pakistan premier football league when it out played HBL 3-1 in a crucial point clincher encounter here the other day at Peoples Football Stadium. The victory has boosted KPT total points position to 28 which is three points better than HBL and other teams. In other two matches of the championship, National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) outclassed Chaman's Afghan FC 6-2 at Korangi Baloch Stadium and Pak Steel lost precious points by playing scoreless draw against Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) at Pak Steel Township Ground. The match between KPT and HBL - top two teams currently in 182 match show - was beautifully balanced till half an hour, but Portmen took the game away from banker's clasp with goals by international strikers Zafar Majeed and Shahid Saleem as keeper Aqeel Ahmed failed to stop their brilliance. KPT's opportunist striker Abdul Rehman joined Shakir Lashari (PIA) on top of scoring chart with his tenth goal when he utilised penalty kick in the 5th minute. But HBL's fast moving striker Khayal Muhammad raised his tally to four, turning the equaliser in the 27th minute. KPT regained lead four minutes from interval through striker Zafar Majeed. KPT led 2-1 at interval and helped them in authoritative win with Shahid squeezing 82nd minute goal against his previous organisation. It was 15th game for both teams with KPT leading the table (28 pts), followed by second-placed HBL (24 pts). The other bankers in the League - NBP - saw a high-spirited reply from Ahmed Shah-led Afghan FC in first session but Balochistan team finally succumbed under tense pressure to suffer 6-2 drubbing. Little-winger Farooq Shah opened the scoring for NBP in the 10th minute but young spearhead Mehmood Khan stunned the bank's official with equaliser within five minutes. But Farooq struck his second, his seventh goal of the event, in the 20th minute to give sigh of relief to his bench. A gifted goal allowed Chaman outfit to draw level when midfielder Abbas Ali turned the ball past his own keeper to make it 2-2. After a thrilling first half, NBP made it one-way traffic with four second half goals. Winger Jamil Ahmed, one of the hat-trick makers in the event, slotted home the third for the bankers two minutes after resumption. Abbas Ali made it 4-2 in the 75th minute to make amends for earlier blunder and further goals in dying seconds by Abdul Aziz (89th min) and Jamil Ahmed (91st min) pushed NBP to big tennis score win. Pak Steel lost a players through red card as they were held to 0-0 draw by  KESC. In a tense match both the teams miscued real opportunities and Steel had disaster end when Referee Sattar Badini gave marching orders to Karim Bakhsh.