Distribution Club Presents “KUNGFUXOGA”

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Karachi (Cliff News)Jack (#JackieChan) is a renowned professor of archeology at the #TerracottaWarriorMuseum in #China’s ancient city #Xian. One day, Dr. Ashmita (#DishaPatani), a beautiful Indian archaeologist, arrives to show Jack a map that may present a clue to the long lost treasures of the #MagadhaKingdom. She invites him on an expedition to #Tibet, joined by his teaching assistants Xiaoguang (#LayZhang) and Nuomin (#MuQimiya), and Ashmita’s own teaching assistant Kyra (#AmyraDastur).The group is joined by Jones Lee (@AarifRahman), whose father was Jack’s close friend. Using high-tech GPS and VR imaging, the group locates the frozen cave where the #MagadhaRoyalArmy vanished more than a thousand years ago. Jack seekshelp from Jianguo (#EricTsang), a drilling expert, to open the ice cave underneath. However, they are suddenly ambushed by Randall (#SonuSood), the direct descendant of the rebel army leader, and his team of mercenaries. During the scuffle, Jones snatches a diamond from a mercenary, while the archaeologists are trapped in the ice cave.Employing ancient yoga breathing techniques, Jack and Ashmita manage to escape from the cave and rescue the remainder of their group. Jack traces Jones to Dubai, where he has put the diamond up for auction! Jack secures the diamond only for Randall to ambush him again, snatching it back. This triggers a wild high-speed car chase on the city streets. It concludes when Ashmita, riding a motorbike, grabs the diamond! Jack travels to India to uncover the truth of the Indian archaeologist.Ashmita and Kyra are in fact sisters and descendants of Magadha royalty, who are both determined to restore their family name. Seeing their sincerity, Jack agrees to help them once again. Jack and Ashmita travel to the Sacred Mountain to find the treasure. Meanwhile, Jones and Kyra are kidnapped, with the treasure demanded as their ransom.

Omar Associates Register Another Victory in 18th National Seniour Cup

Karachi (Staff Reporter) Karachi Omar Associates whipped Karachi Haseen Habib by nine wickets in the 18th National Seniors Cup Cricket Tournament 2016-17 here at theNaya Nazimabad Lawai Stadium the other day.In the other three Southern Zone matches of the tournament held over the weekend at the same venue, Karachi A APakwan overwhelmed Karachi Blues by seven wickets, Karachi Fact Date Engineering defeated Karachi RashidLatif Academy (RLCA) also be seven wickets while Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) overpowered Karachi Development Authority (KDA) by four wickets.A record number of 111 teams from all parts of the country are contesting the tournament, being organized by the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA) for the eighteenth year running.The Karachi Omar Associates skipper,Jaffer Qureshi, claimed three wickets for 19 runs with his left-arm spin to strict Karachi Haseen Habib to 125 for seven in the stipulated 20 overs.Unbeaten half centuries from NadeemShaikh (62 off 42 balls) and Imran Jawed (56 off 32 balls) 117 for their unbroken second wicket stand to enable Karachi Omar Associates to win the match comfortably by nine wickets with almost six overs to spare.The Karachi A A Pakwan trio of SajidAnsari (3-27), Irfanullah (2-10) and Kamran Umar (2-18) sent Karachi Blues crashing to 114 all out in 17.3 overs despite opener Raees Ahmed’s 37 off 21 balls. Karachi A A Pakwan reached the target of 115 in 13.5 overs with openerWasim Shafaat (38 off 26 balls) being the top scorer.Karachi RLCA could score only 121 for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 20 overs against Karachi Fact Date Engineering who reached the target in 17.1 overs, thanks to the unbroken 71-run fourth wicket partnership between Mohammad Javed (54 off 40 balls) and Faisal Waqar (28 off seven balls).Opener Raees Ahmed’s 74 off 52 balls helped KDA post a competitive total of 149 for seven off 20 overs against CAA who chased down the target successfully with just a couple of deliveries remaining. Noor-ul-Wahabplayed the match-winning knock, returning undefeated on 42 off 31 balls, receiving support from MohammadAslam and Shad Hussain.

Zaitoon National Hockey,Army Drew Wapda by 2-2

Lahore (Cliff News)In 63rd Zaitoon National Hockey Championships at National Hockey Stadium, Lahore, three matches were played in the Super League stage.Army drew WAPDA 2-2, Railways beat Police 2-1, SSGC beat SNGPL  4-0
Army Deprived of a Memorable Win by Last Minute goal; Army 2 WAPDA 2
The start of the match between Army and the highly fancied WAPDA was delayed because of the fog.In the very cold, soldiers made the earlier inroads. They availed the first penalty corner in the 8th minute with former Pakistan captain M.Imran converting with a vintage flick high into the top left.
WAPDA stunned by conceding the early goal came back strongly and exerted great pressure. They made several penetrations into the rival circle without making any attempt. Three first half PCs, earned in succession, were also wasted and they entered the second half down by one goal.As in the first half, early minutes saw army entering the WAPDA circle, a couple of times. Then WAPDA regained ascendancy and were well in control for a considerable period but without any success. They also couldn’t make out of another three PCs. In the 42nd minute, Army men, quick on turnovers, attacked  the WAPDA castle and had their second (and last) PC and M.Imran had his second goal. Hence the last quarter started with Army holding to a highly unexpected two goals lead. WAPDA were showing great urgency and threw men forward. Soon, the 7th PC arrived. Having failed with direct attempts, this time they opted for the indirect drill, despite having the services of Sohail Abbas, the most successful drag flicker in the history. Sohail slipped the ball to Tasawwar on his left who flicked the ball into the net.It was game on. WAPDA continued to look for the equaliser. But with increased men in attack, there were gaps in WAPDA’s defence and army entered the circle many a time and had a few good attempts as well. Army were on the verge of the biggest upset of these National Championships when the final minute began.Little Asad Bashir’s fine stick work yielded another PC for WAPDA. They again went for a variation and found the equaliser through Umar Bhutta. A real cliff hanger.
SCORERS: Army: M.Imran (8′ & 42′) WAPDA: (Tasawwar Abbas 46′ & Umar Bhutta 60′)
Railways Unlucky to Lose 1-2 Against Police
 
Merely creating chances dont win matches; goals have to be scored.This was the story of the Railways/Police fixture.Railways completely dominated the first quarter without availing open play chances and the two penalty corners.Second quarter was the most evenly fought of the entire match and all the three goals arrived in this period.
An entertaining pole to pole game was witnessed. Both the sides had PCs and other chances. In the 21st minute, police broke the ice via who else but Sharjeel, scorer of three hat tricks in these nationals. He found the board  with a first time hit off a good ball sent into the circle. Within four minutes, it was 1-1 when Ahmad Nadeem, the highly talented forward of Pakistan’s under 18 squad, standing close to the goal, flicked in a beautiful ball from right. Last minute of the first half saw the last goal. Tightly marked Sharjeel was brought down in the circle and barrel chested Waseem put Police ahead again with a strong push to the top of the net’s left corner.Railways remained in almost complete control during the last two quarters. Had four more PCs and several other opportunities but the equaliser eluded them. They were far ahead of police on all the counts: circle penetrations, attempts on goal and penalty corners (eight to two). But luck deserted railways.
SCORERS: Police: Sharjeel 21′ & Waseem 30′.  Railways: Ahmad Nadeem 25′
Rana Sohail’s Hattrick as SSGC Outplay SNGPL 4-0
 
It was a clash between country’s two gas companies: Sui Southern Gas Company and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited.
There is a gulf of difference in the experience and composition of the two sister organisations’ teams.SSGC has many junior as well as some senior international in their fold while the SNPL is a newly raised side with no big names. All this told as the SSGC had the better of the exchanges most of the time. They looked more dangerous when moving ahead. The young SNGPL boys also had their moments and were successful in penetrating the other circle quite a few times. In fact, they got six PCs as compared to five obtained by the SSGC. But inexperience let them down while the SSGC availed two penalty corners.A goal came in each quarter.
First came In the 10th minute, when off the second PC, Abbas Haider dispatched the ball into the roof of the net.
The other three goals were all scored by Rana Sohail, SSGC’s hero of the day. In the 21st minute, he reacted quickly to a high rebound off another PC. He was again at the right spot  to first time a long Kashif Shah pass into the goal. In the 45th minute, Zeeshan made a defence splitting run along the right flank. His diagonal pass was expertly flicked in by Rana Sohail, who had positioned himself well on the far post; completing his hat trick in the process.
SCORERS: SSGC: Rana Sohail 3 (21′, 37′, 45′) and Abbas Hyder (10′)
POINTS:  After two rounds of Super League
Pool A: National Bank 4, PIA 4, Police 3, Railways 0
Pool B: SSGC 6, WAPDA 4, Army 1, SSGC 0
2 Matches on Saturday:
PIA vs Railways: 11:30 AM     National Bank vs Police 2:00 PM

PTF AGM Decided to Invite President ATF in Davis Cup Tie

 Islamabad (Cliff News)The Annual General Meeting of the Pakistan Tennis Federation was held at the S. Dilawar Abbas – PTF Tennis complex.  Mr. Salim Saifullah Khan, President of PTF, chaired the meeting, and Kh. Saeed Hai, SEVP, S. Dilawar Abbas, Patron, Iftikhar Rashid, SEVP, Muhammad Khalid Rehmani  Secretary – PTF, members of management Committee and  representatives of PTF affiliated  units, Navy, Airforce, Sindh, KP, ITA , SNGPL, Wapda, PSTA attended the meeting.Mr. Salim Saifullah Khan, while thanking ITF President, David Haggerty, and other ITF Board Directors, and members of the Davis Cup Committee, for allotting the Davis Cup tie to Pakistan, also expressed gratitude to Mr. Anil Khanna, President of Asian Tennis Federation, for his all-out support at all forums to get the Tie for Pakistan.  The PTF will invite Mr. Anil Khanna as a guest of honor at the Davis Cup tie. The President PTF also offered a regional Office for Asian Tennis Federation at PTF, Islamabad.   He informed the House that the tie will be played on Synthetic Hard Courts of PSB.  Additionally, he had asked the IPC Minster to help to build three to four grass courts at PSB, on a war-footing,  so that the next tie, due in April 2017, may be played on grass.  It is pertinent to mention that most of Pakistan’s wins at home, have been on grass, and Aqeel & Aisam are extremely good on grass courts.  Mr. Salim Saifullah informed the house that the President and Prime Minster of Pakistan had conveyed their congratulations to PTF for getting the Davis Cup tie after 12 long years.  Furthermore, he expressed since thanks to the PM and the Government of Pakistan who had approved a Rupees 50 million ‘investment grant’ for the Pakistan Tennis Federation and which we expect to be received soon. Dr. Aamir Murad, President of the POF Sports Control Board (Wah), offered to hold two back-to-back ITF Futures (Men’s Professional Circuit events), with 15000 Us Dollars prize money, each,  sometime in 2017 at the POF facilities in Wah.  This was appreciated by the Council Members as this is expected to bring in more foreign players to Pakistan.
Muhammad Khalid Rehmani informed all present that, after a decade, the Pakistan Tennis Federation was able to hold 10 international Championships in the country during 2016, including four Asian Tennis Tour (ATT) men’s professional Championships.  Moreover, this was first time ever that PTF organized 11 tournaments with cash prizes above five lac rupees.  Before this year, only one or two such events were being held in the country. He was hopeful that in 2017, two to three more 500,000 plus prize money events would be added in 2017.  PTF is also introducing a new circuit for boys and girls of ten and under age groups, with the name of Lobbing Love Tennis Ten Series from Jan 2017, in collaboration with the same named academy in Houston, Texas. It will carry National Ranking points.
The President – PTF informed all that PTF is working on leasing a piece of land at Lahore & Karachi to build PTF’s own Sports Complex at both cities.
The House also approved operational rules on age assessments and eligibility for junior players, to curb the malpractice amongst juniors to conceal their actual age by producing forged documents.From January 2017, there would be no Prize Money for junior events, as per ITF rules.  The same amount shall be spent on Juniors Development program by the sponsors as per PTF rules, and players will get a combination of tennis equipment and Tennis Training Allowance instead.  The sponsorship allocated amount will remain as before so that an incentive to juniors may be secured.  House also approved officiating reforms and enhanced the fee of qualified yellow Badge Umpires from January 2017. Minimum of four qualified Umpires would be required for each national tournament, at least one being from another city. The Cuncil was also informed that trials for selection of the Davis Cup team for the Feb tie would commence at the PTF on the 30th of Dec.
Kh. Saeed hai , SEVP garlended the president for out standing performence  during last two  years  . His achivments in bring in the huge  and record breaking sponsorships from Commercial houses and Government as well.

Pakistan 15 Member Squad announced for the ODI series against Australia

(LahoreCliffNews): The National Selection Committee led by Chief Selector Mr. Inzamam ul Haq today finalized the 15-member ODI squad against Australia after consultations with the team Head Coach and the ODI captain. Pakistan Team will play five ODI matches in the tour from January 13, 2017 to January 26, 2017. “The ODI team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions in Australia and the performances of players in the recent ODI series against West Indies and in the domestic cricket. The team is a fine blend of experience and youth, and the selectors have stick to the same combination of players selected against West Indies series earlier and believe that team will do well in the tour”, said chief selector Inzamam ul Haq. The First ODIs will be played on Jan 13 at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane, Second ODI on Jan 15 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Third ODI on Jan 19 at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth, Fourth ODI on Jan 22 at Sydney Cricket Ground and Fifth ODI on Jan 26 at Adelaide Oval.

The Selected players are:

1)       Azhar Ali (Captain)

2)       Sharjeel Khan

3)       Baber Azam

4)       Shoaib Malik

5)       Asad Shafique

6)       Umer Akmal

7)       Sarfraz Ahmad (Vice Captain) WK

8)       M. Rizwan

9)       Immad Wasim

10)   M. Nawaz

11)   M. Amir

12)   Wahab Riaz

13)   Hassan Ali

14)   Rahat Ali

15)   M. Irfan

NBP Makes Significant Strides In PMYBL Scheme As Disbursements Soar To Rs 15 Billion

(KarachiCliffNews): Loan disbursements of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) under the Prime Minister Youth Business Loan (PMYBL) scheme rose to approximately Rs.15 billion with total number of borrowers exceeding 14,700 by December, 28 2016. “NBP effectively improved its internal processes for disbursement, and as a result we have witnessed significant growth in loan figures disburse under the PMYBL scheme,” said the NBP spokesperson. “Last year, the total portfolio of PMYBL Scheme of NBP was Rs. 6.25 billion and the total numbers of borrowers were 6,791.This year with 140 % increase in loan portfolio size, a significant and impressive growth is witness in PMYBL scheme roll out through NBP.

About NBP:

National Bank being the largest bank of Pakistan is operating with more than 1400 branches across Pakistan. In addition to core services being trustee of public funds, bank has diversified its business portfolio and has been competing market in the debt equity market, corporate investment banking, retail & consumer banking including agricultural and government collections & payments. NBP aims to evolve a National Payment Eco-System to facilitate entire population of country through every possible delivery channel 24/7. Under this initiative bank is already in process to enhance digital outreach through all available digital channels in the banking.

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Five Northern Zone matches decided in 18th National Seniors Cup Cricket Tournament

(KarachiCliffNews): Lahore Amar Cables overwhelmed Lahore Shaheen by wickets at the Shah Faisal Ground, Lahore, in their Northern Zone encounter of the 18th National Seniors Cup Cricket Tournament 2016-17 being held in the upcountry regions under the auspices of the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA). In the other matches, Sialkot Seniors defeated Sialkot Gray Seniors by 29 runs at VIP Ground Sialkot, Lahore Totally overpowered Lahore Chaudhary Sports by five wickets at Aligarh College Ground, Lahore, Lahore Startanz humbled Lahore Hannan Enterprises by 60 runs at Shah Faisal Ground, Lahore, and Islamabad Club Seniors humbled Islamabad Kings by six wickets at Margalla Ground, Islamabad. The Lahore Amar Cables spin trio of Rehan Rauf (3-27), Javed Khan (2-19) and Akbar Ali (2-42) sent Lahore Shaheen tumbling to 143 all out in 28.5 overs despite opener Mohammad Arshad’s 78 off 75 balls. Opener Aamir Ilyas Butt and Zahoor Elahi remained unbeaten on 62 each to help Lahore Amar Cables reach the target of 144 in only 17.2 overs with nine wickets in hand. Fine knocks from opener Kashif Malik (55 off 45 balls), Shahid Rafiq (47 off 23 balls) and Nisar Mahmood (36 off 28 balls) enabled Sialkot Seniors to score 261 for eight off the allotted 30 overs medium-pacer Ijaz Ali’s four-wicket haul. Ghulam Abbas (86 off 68 balls), Mudassar Ahmed (45 off 23 balls) and Sohaib Hafeez (42 off 26) balls kept Sialkot Gray Seniors in the hunt but off-spinner Qalab Khan’s decisive spell of three for 22 saw them bowled out for 232 in 29 overs. Khalid Habib’s 101 off 74 balls lifted Lahore Totally to a total of 214 against Lahore Chaudhary Sports who managed to reach the target of 215 in 25.5 overs with major contributions coming from Agha Naved (58 off 48 balls) and Shafqat Hussain (50 off 35 balls). Mohammad Siddiq’s unbeaten 102 off 64 balls, with support from Irfan Shah (47 off 17 balls) and Zaheer Iqbal (44 off 26 balls) helped Lahore Startanz recover to post a huge score of 280 for six off 30 overs, after having lost three early wickets to medium-pacer Faisal Iftikhar. Abdul Karim Khan’s knock (103 off 88 balls) was not enough to drive Lahore Hannan Enterprises, who were restricted to 220 for eight. The 123-run opening partnership between Qadeer Ahmed (74 off 41 balls) and Mohammad Shariq (56 off 60 balls) allowed Islamabad Kings to set a challenging target of 253 for Islamabad Club Seniors who romped home with a couple of overs to spare as the chase was led by half centuries from Salman Shah (56 off 38 balls), Naveed Qureshi (50 off 22 balls) and Talib Rizvi (50 off 49 balls).

4-Media-Closing Ceremony Asian Trowball Championship 2016

(MalaysiaCliffNews): It is pleasure to inform you that the Asian Junior Throwball Championship 2016 from 27th to 29th December 2016 at Bidara Court Selanyang Selangor Malaysia
The Participation teams are
1. Malaysia
2. Sri Lanka
3. India
4. Pakistan
5. Bangaladesh
6. Indonesia
 PAKISTAN GIRLS TEAM GOT THE SILVER MEDAL IN ASIAN JUNIOR THROWBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 Closing Ceremony for Asain.Junior Throwball Championship 2016 at Malaysia Girls Final Match. Indai and Pakistan very closed Match.
1st Sets, 26~24
2nd sets, 25~23.
India beat Pakistan and got the Gold Medal .
Gold Medal. India Girls Team.
Silver Madel. Pakistan Girls Team.
Bronze Medal. Malaysia Girls Team.
Boys Final Match. Srilanaka and India is very closed.
1st Sets. 25~ 22
2nd Sets. 25.20.
Srilanaka beat India and got the Gold Medal.
Gold Medal. Srilanaka
Silver Medal. India
Bronze Medal. Malaysia.
Dato Sri Mustapa Kamal Bin Maulut, President Asian Throwball Federation and Maqbool Arain, General Secretary  Asian Throwball Federation was the Chief Guest in Closing ceremony and distrubited Winners, Runners and Third Position Holders and given the Medal and certificate position holders and all participating teams. in the end of closing ceremony Speech President ATF and Maqbool Arain Secretary General ATF Announce the 7th Asian Men and Women Throwball Championship 2017 in the month of April in Pakaistan.

Pakistan 15 Member Squad Announced for ODI Series Against Australia

Lahore(Cliff News)The National Selection Committee led by Chief Selector Mr. Inzamam ul Haq today finalized the 15-member ODI squad against Australia after consultations with the team Head Coach and the ODI captain. Pakistan Team will play five ODI matches in the tour from January 13, 2017 to January 26, 2017.
“The ODI team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions in Australia and the performances of players in the recent ODI series against West Indies and in the domestic cricket. The team is a fine blend of experience and youth, and the selectors have stick to the same combination of players selected against West Indies series earlier and believe that team will do well in the tour”, said chief selector Inzamam ul Haq.The First ODIs will be played on Jan 13 at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane, Second ODI on Jan 15 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Third ODI on Jan 19 at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth, Fourthd ODI on Jan 22 at Sydney Cricket Ground and Fifth ODI on Jan 26 at Adelaide Oval.

The Selected players are:
1)       Azhar Ali (Captain)
2)       Sharjeel Khan
3)       Baber Azam
4)       Shoaib Malik
5)       Asad Shafique
6)       Umer Akmal
7)       Sarfraz Ahmad (Vice Captain) WK
8)       M. Rizwan
9)       Immad Wasim
10)   M. Nawaz
11)   M. Amir
12)   Wahab Riaz
13)   Hassan Ali
14)   Rahat Ali
15)   M. Irfan

Annual Sports Day of World Group of Educational Institute

img_20161229_192441Karachi (Cliff News)The Annual Sports Day 2016 of world Group of Educational Institutes was held at UBL Sports Complex Karachi. In Athletics Championship Montessori Category “Montessori world NorthNazimabad Become Champion while in Educational World Jr Category GulshanIqbal took the Winning Trophy. Federal “B” Area achieved Winning Trophy in Educational World SR (Boys) As well as Educational World SR (Girls) Category.Past District Governor, Lions clubs International Lion Anwar Javed was the Chief Guest in closing ceremony. Those who were also present included Chairman, World Group of Educational Institutes Lion Syed Shoeb Hyder, Past District Governor Lion Nighat Javed, LionNoor us Sayyam Noor & other membersof Organising Committee. Speaking on this occasion Lion Anwar Javed Said Healthy activities are very Essential for the Students. Syed Shoeb Hyder said that it is honor for us that we are regularly organizing sports day for the last many years. We feel healthy activities keep away to the students from negative activities. He thanked all the guests who attended the colourfulceremony & also paid rich tribute to all staff memers who contributed to make successful event.Earlier past district Governor, Lions club International Lion Aisha MalikInaugurated Sports Day. Lion ShaziaNasir. Lion Shahid Aslam Khan. Lion Abdul Hameed Khan were also present.Lion Aisha Malik Inaugurated Sports Day. Lion Shazia Nasir. Lion ShahidAslam Khan. Lion Abdul Hameed Khanwere also present.Speaking to students Lion Ayesha Malikstated that student should concentrate on their studies as well as participating in games.Past District Governor lion Irshad Ansari. Lion Wazir Sahito & Lion FarhatMahmood distributed Awards among student in “Award Ceremony” Lion IrshadAnsari Speaking to the students said that I am very much impressed to see the talent in students in various games. She also appreciated the efforts of SyedShoeb Hyder & his staff to organize such a colourful sports day.