Pakistan U19 Team Announced for the ACC Youth Asia Cup

Lahore(Cliff News)Pakistan U19 Team was recently announced for the upcoming ACC Youth U19 Asia Cup 2016 tournament which will take place in Sri Lanka in December 2016.Muhammad Azam Khan’s name was included in the final announced list of U19 players. It has been brought to the notice of PCB that as per the age cut off date for the ACC Youth Asia Cup 2016, Muhammad Azam Khan is not eligible and his name was inadvertently included in the squad. Junior Selection Committee has therefore included Hadayatullah from the reserve players list in the final U19 squad in place of Muhammad Azam Khan and Khayyam Khan has been added in the reserve pool of players for this event.




Abdullah Abbasi Clinches the First Title of Causeway Scrabble Challenge by Winning Youth Event

img-20161129-wa0034Johor Bahru(Cliff News) Abdullah Abbasi of Pakistan clinches the first title of the Causeway Scrabble Challenge by winning the youth event at Johor Bahru, Malaysia today.The 16 year old was in great form throughout the tournament and remained No. 1 or 2 all the way. After ending the day one on top Abdullah started the second day by winning his first three matches to take a healthy lead but defeats against Leon Tan Zheng and Tim Mason made it very tight making the last match a must-win situation for AbdullahThe young boy kept his nerves and played a masterly game against Tim Mason and won 490-437 to clinch the title. He finished with a 13-3 win record and a spread of 1079.Leon Tan Zheng of Singapore was the runner-up with 12 wins and a spread of 1103 while Poh Ying Ming of Singapore finished 3rd with 11 wins and a spread of 695.Abdullah will now participate in the adults tournament starting from 30th November along with compatriots Waseem Khatri, M. Inayatullah and Maria Soares who arrived in Malaysia just in time to see Abdullah lift the trophy

Dramatic Batting Collapse,Kiwi’s win Test Series by 2-0

Karachi (Munir ul Haq)Again a dramatic batting collapse Provide chance to kiwis to win Series by 2-0.Last 9 wickets fell in just 71 runs and in only 25 overs, last 7 wickets fell in addition of just 31 runs and when they were bowled out just 8 overs remaining to draw the match.Neil Wagner took last 3 wickets of M.Amir, Wahab Riaz and Imran Khan and all three were out with out scoring a run .Asad Shafiq was also out on zero. contribution of Younis Khan in this match is 2 and 11 and in last 5 test innings Younis Khan could only score 16 runs, 0,2,1,2,11. Now in tour of Australia what will happen no body know’s except for the Pakistani batsman.

Quaid e Azam Trophy,UBL Beat National Bank by 228 Runs


November 29, 2016



UBL (First innings) 176-10 in 62.2 overs (Hammad Azam 64, 3x4s, 2x6s, 88 balls, Wajih Uddin 27, 5x4s, 89 balls, Umer Siddique 21, 3x4s, 38 balls, Muhammad Irfan 5-85, Atif Jabbar 4-40)

(2nd innings) 301-10 in 93.3 over (Hammad Azam 102, 10x4s, 1×6, 144 balls, Yasim Murtaza 51, 7x4s, 127 balls, Sameen Gul 26, 5x4s, 51 balls, Shan Masood 31, 4x4s, 87 balls, Akbar-ur-Rehman 31, 3x4s, 1×6, 50 balls, Atif Jabbar 7-74, Qaiser Abbas 2-50)

NBP (First innings) 171-10 in 65.2 overs (Naved Sarwar 42, 2x4s, 1×6, 80 balls, Usman Salahuddin 33, 4x4s, 117 balls, Rameez Raja 21*, 4x4s, 51 balls, Naveed Yasin 20, 4x4s, 43 balls, Mir Hamza 4-58, Sameen Gul 2-40)

(2nd innings) 78-9 (Ali Manzoor Absent hurt) in 28.4 over (Naveed Sarwar 32, 6x4s, 64 balls, Sameen Gul 5-20, Mirza Hamza 3-44)

Result: UBL won by 228 runs
Overnight: NBP (2nd innings) 55-3 in 19 over
Toss: NBP
Umpires: Riazuddin & Asif Yaqoob
Referee: Khalid Niazi
Scorer: Junaid Afzal

Air Marshal Arshad Malik assents to form KCCI-PAC Committee

(KarachiCliffNews): In response to Siraj Kassam Teli’s suggestions on how to enhance collaboration between Karachi Chamber and PAC Kamra, Chairman Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra, Air Marshal Arshad Malik SI (M) assented to form a committee comprising KCCI and PAC representatives in order to come up with opportunities and ideas on how to augment collaboration between the two institutions. Chairman PAC named Air Vice Marshal Fawad Younis along with two other officers for KCCI-PAC Committee whereas Chairman Businessmen Group & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli nominated Former President KCCI Mian Abrar Ahmed to lead KCCI in the said committee along with at least 4 to 5 other relevant representatives from the Chamber. The formation of KCCI-PAC Committee was mutually agreed by both institutions during a joint seminar on “Enhancing Collaboration between KCCI and PAC Kamra” held at the Karachi Chamber which, besides Chairman PAC and Chairman BMG, was also attended by Vice Chairmen BMG Tahir Khaliq and Zubair Motiwala, President KCCI Shamim Ahmed Firpo, Senior Vice President Asif Nisar, Vice President Muhammad Younus Soomro, Former Presidents AQ Khalil and Younus Muhammad Bashir, Managing Committee members and other notable business figures whereas from PAC Kamra, Air Vice Marshal Fawad Younis, Air Vice Marshal Salman Ahmed Bokhari, Air Commodore Ahmed Aizaz, Air Commodore Mohammad Atif, Group Captain Aamir Hasan and Group Capitan Jahanzeb Khan were also present on the occasion. PAC Chairman saluted Siraj Kassam Teli for promptly suggesting to form KCCI-PAC Committee and immediately announcing the name of Mian Abrar Ahmed to lead Karachi Chamber in this important committee. Air Marshal Arshad Malik said, “Today, we have taken a small step which is going to turn out to be a very solid foundation inshallah.” Referring to the recent tensions going on at the borders, Chairman PAC said that they were well aware of what was going on, what needs to be done and if, unfortunately, the situation comes, they know what to do. “We assure that you can keep doing business in a safe manner”, he added. He further pointed out that Pakistan Air Force has done very well and PAC Kamra has absorbed different technologies from time to time. “We are the only air force in the world which produces, designs, manufactures and exports fighter aircrafts”, he added. Air Marshal Arshad Malik, while referring to recent deal with Turkish Air Force, said that PAC’s indigenous Super Mushshaks were selected by Turkey not on the basis of brotherly relations but purely on the basis of merit, out of competitors from United States, Greece and Germany. “We have huge technological potential but we don’t know how to capitalize and use that”, he said, while seeking business and industrial community’s help. “We are not eyeing in your pockets but we are only eyeing at the acumen of Karachi city’s business and industrial community which we don’t have. Private sector should come up, capitalize, work together and take over. We need to learn from each other and any inputs, comments, suggestions from KCCI will be very positively taken by PAC. Speaking on the occasion, Chairman Businessmen Group & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli underscored the need to create some kind of a system between Karachi Chamber and PAC Kamra which must focus on strengthening collaboration between the two institutions. “We the businessmen and industrialists can do a lot for PAC Kamra and the first step, in this regard, will be to form a joint committee and create linkages between the KCCI’s Research & Development Department and PAC Kamra”, he added. He underscored that KCCI-PAC committee should be established in which KCCI representatives will be led by its Former President Mian Abrar Ahmed, who will also nominate 4 to 5 relevant members for this committee. Siraj Teli stated that the Karachi Chamber has a wide range of members from small shopkeepers to leading industrialists whose details can be shared through the proposed Committee as per PAC Kamra’s needs. Stressing the need to make it a proactive Committee, he advised that a meeting of this committee should be convened at the earliest either in Karachi or Islamabad or Kamra in which a checklist on what needs to be done in which areas should be finalized. Siraj Teli further requested to share PAC presentation and other relevant data with Karachi Chamber so that it could be circulated amongst KCCI’s 22,000 members and can also be uploaded on its website in order to raise awareness about the aims and intentions of PAC. “Much has been suggested by Vice Chairman BMG Zubair Motiwala, KCCI President Shamim Firpo and other guests but positive results will only be achieved when all these suggestions are materialized and they become ground reality”, he added. Highlighting the significance of Karachi, Siraj Teli informed Chairman PAC that Karachi is the largest city of Pakistan with a strong population of more than 20 million and it was spread on a massive land of 3500 square kilometers, contributing more than 65 percent revenue to the national exchequer. “Many people say that Karachi is mini Pakistan but I strongly believe that Karachi is Pakistan which is the right place for PAC to start collaboration and we will try our best to support PAC in achieving its goals”, he added. Thanks to Businessmen Group’s clear policy of ‘Public Service’, BMG has succeeded in winning KCCI’s election since last 19 years, of which elections held during the last 10 consecutive years were won unopposed by the Group which indicates the trust and confidence of entire business and industrial community, he added. Earlier President KCCI, Shamim Ahmed Firpo in his remarks, appreciated PAC Kamra for jointly organizing seminar with a focus on enhancing collaboration which would surely bring the two institutions more close to each other and pave way for exploring opportunities of how to work collectively for furthering the national aviation industry. He also congratulated Air Marshal Arshad Malik, Chairman PAC on signing a contract during Ideas 2016 Exhibition for sale of 52 Super Mushshaks to Turkish Air Force for training of its pilots, which was yet another significant milestone achieved by PAC. “PAC deserves to be given credit for its hard work due to which Pakistan received the honor of supplying state of art modern defense technologies to the world. It is heartening to note that Pakistani Super Mushshak is already in service in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran, Syria, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, South Africa and Qatar”, he added. He was of the view that in the current global scenario and with increasing tension at the borders, the need for improving the country’s defense capabilities has greatly increased whereas it was encouraging to see that PAC has been proactively working towards enhancing its capacities. “We, being the patriotic and loyal citizens of our beloved country, would like to extend full support and cooperation of the business and industrial community of Karachi for capacity escalation of the national aviation industry”, he added.



Second Elimination Takes Place in Miss Veet Pakistan

Karachi(CliffNews)Miss Veet Pakistan, judged by a panel of the country’s eminent celebrities, Aisha Khan, Aminah Sheikh, Tapu Javeri and mentored by supermodel Fayezah Ansari, entered into its 6th episode which revolved around an exciting and unique challenge. The 6th episode showcased an exotic theatrical performance challenge in which the Miss Veet   girls put the stage on fire with their glamorous makeovers and unwavering confidence. The sensational theatrical performance challenge was choreographed by one of Pakistan’s top fashion designers Fahad Hussayn, who came as the celebrity guest judge along with the mentor, Fayezah Ansari. The contestants went through rigorous trainings by the mentors, to pull off this unique challenge gracefully and stay put in front of the camera. “Being a part of this show was a great honor for me and these girls have a lot of potential and passion in them. This Miss Veet platform will definitely groom them into inspirational and accomplished women.” shared Fahad Hussayn. The 6th episode of Miss Veet ended with the second round of elimination for the show. In which the confident and charming contestant from Karachi, Fizza Rizvi’s transformation journey unfortunately came to an end and so did her dream of becoming Miss Veet Pakistan 2016. However, this might not be the end of her journey if public decides to bring her back by using the lifetime opportunity of voting for her. The voting lines for Fizza Rizvi are open now.

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FIH Regrets Pakistan will not Participate in Men’s Junior World Cup

Lucknow (Cliff News) Earlier today the International Hockey Federation (FIH) invited the Malaysian junior men’s team to take part in the Uttar Pradesh Hockey Junior World Cup Men, Lucknow 2016, being held in India from 8 to 18 December. The late invitation came after FIH had to officially withdraw Pakistan’s invitation to the event.FIH regrets that Pakistan’s men’s junior team will not be able to take part in this year’s Uttar Pradesh Hockey Junior World Cup even though they had officially qualified. FIH’s decision follows considerable discussions with the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) and requests for confirmation that they had the necessary arrangements in place to be able to participate in the event.Visas had been applied for after the official deadline and no accommodation was confirmed within the set deadlines. Despite a number of correspondence and reminders, the PHF was not able to show that their team would be able to travel to Lucknow for the event which begins in only a few days’ time.FIH has substantial contractual obligations to its partners to deliver a full number of matches at the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Hockey Junior World Cup Men, Lucknow 2016. With the event starting in only a few days’ time, today was the last possibility for FIH to ensure the quality of the event, with a full complement of 16 teams playing in Lucknow.