ISLAMABAD - Memories of great people live for ever, their death make them immortal and so is the case with our beloved leader Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Federation and Islamabad Bowling Association in order to mark the services and contributions of our ex-prime minister organized the third Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Tenpin Bowling Championship. We all love her and we must need to include in our lives to express our love and devotion with her, these views were expressed by Ijaz Ur Rehman, Secretary General Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Federation. The championship started from 15th and concluded on 17th at Megazone Bowling Club. More than 70 players from all four provinces of Pakistan appeared in the event and showed their skills in open singles, doubles, Deaf and Media events. Dr M Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera, DG (Technical & Training), PSB was the chief guest at the opening ceremony held on 15th. Sharafat Ali, Dy DG (Facilities), PSB and M Shuja Khan, President, Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Federation & Provincial Food Minister, KP were also present on the occasion. Mushtaq Ahmed, Media Secretary, PTBF in his speech highlighted the problems and difficulties faced by them and appealed the Government to support Bowling in Pakistan like all other sports. Dr M Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera said Pakistan Sport Board will support Federation and bowlers to promote bowling in the country. M Shuja Khan, President of Bowling Federation & Provincial Food Minister, KP said if the government supports Federation in establishing its own Bowling Alley then players will sooner bring the gold medals for the country. He told that plenty of talented players are available and they just needed facilities and proper coaching. On first day in first rounds of single event, deaf event and media event were played. In single event Rashid Ali, M Hussain and Aleem Agha were leading with total score of 962, 939 and 932 in 6 games for first, second and third spots respectively. In deaf event, Adnan Ghani, Usman Nazir, Ghazanfar Ali and Nasir Dar made 365, 281, 246, 246 scores for first, second and third spots respectively . In media competition, Naseeb Elahi, Ayaz Akbar and Raja Zubair bagged 105, 104 and 99 pins for first, second and third positions respectively. On second day in open singles Rashid Ali, M Hussain and M Aleem Agha made 2213, 2142, 2131 scores respectively and maintained their lead. In doubles event, M Hussain and M Zafar of Islamabad secured first position with total combined score 1170, M. Ali Shah and Faisal Malik got second position with 1094 combined points. On final day in singles event competition, Rashid Ali from Karachi (3250 pts) first, Zafar Iqbal of Islamabad got second position. M Aleem Agha from Karachi secured third position. Rashid Ali received cash prize of Rs 50,000 and winners trophy. Zafar Iqbal got Rs. 25,000 and runner-up trophy while M Aleem Agha took Rs.15, 000 and trophy. In doubles competition, Islamabad players outclassed other players. M Hussain and M Zafar secured first position with total combined score 1170 and got Rs. 20,000 and gold medals. M Ali Shah and Faisal Malik got second position with 1094. They got Rs. 15,000 and silver medals. In the Deaf event, Adnan Ghani with total pins 649 got first position, Ghazanfar Ali (519pts) stood second, while M Bilal placed third with total score 519 pins. Adnan Ghani got gold medal. Ghazanfar Ali silver and M Bilal bronze medal. In Media event, Naseeb Elahi got first position with 105 pins and got Rs 7,000 and trophy. Ayaz Akbar was second with 104 score and got Rs 3,500 and silver medal, while Raja Zubair finished third (99 pins). He got Rs. 2,000 and bronze medal. Ijaz ur Rehman, General Secretary, PTBF said that Federation is taking steps to promote bowling in Pakistan. Time is not far away when they truly enlighten the name of our country across the world. He sought Government help in promoting bowling in Pakistan. At the end chief guest Shahjehan Khan, Personal Secretary, Chief Minister, KP distributed the cash prizes, trophies and medals amongst the position holders. This championship was great gesture and source of entertainment for the people of Islamabad.