Only way to improve Pakistan cricket is to pick deserving players:Mian Azmat Hussain and Ansar Javed Toor

Interview :Syed Qalbe Muhammad

Photos : Shahzad Jafri

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Introduction

Mian Azmat Hussain was born on 22nd August 1947. He started his education at St. Paul School and Islamia College. Later on he qualified as a Chartered Accountant from UK. Mian Azmat has been a Vice President for KCCA on several occasions including treasurer. Mian Azmat promoted other games also like Judo, Karate, Tak Wando. Mian is very famous in all over Pakistan regarding his financial and technical support to organize cricket and run one of the most prestigious clubs “Mian Azmat Professional Cricket Club” and gave a lot of super starts to Pakistan Cricket. Mian Azmat Professionals invited players from all over Pakistan to play in the club. The another patron of his club was Ansar Javed Toor who was born on January 04, 1951 started his education in Govt. High School Punjab and B.Sc. from Karachi. He flew for American Air Force subsidiary Civil Air Petrol in USA. These two gentle man also with Naseer Pasha (Manager, Coordinator MAP), the main source for running the club introduced the legends of Cricket in International Arena without his innovations and enthusiasm MAP would have never achieved the greatness it did. We caught them at Karachi Gymkhana and discussed the lot of cricket and tribute his services for this country.

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Discussion

Mian Azmat Hussain said in 1981 we made one cricket club with the help of six founding members, Capt. Amjad Hussain Faizi, Ansar Javed Toor (Faizi),Mian Shoukat Hussain, Capt. Aijaz ul Haque, Ateed Riaz, called Thursday (Jumairati) Cricket Club. We booked KPI ground and started playing cricket. After that we started net practice in our office plot.Former Sports Minister Dr.Muhammad Ali Shah, Dr.Faiz Muhammad Khan, Qazi Shabbir and various other prominent people played in our team as well also supported MAP club. We started Mian Azmat Professional Club. When we didn’t pay any player at that time but we pormate talent for introducing a healthy competition for young cricketers to promote young talent which was provided by GREAT Ishaque Patel (Advisor MAP) with his keen eye and observation. Our only motive was to produce quality cricketers and we succeeded in that. The only way to improve cricket is to pick the right talent without being bias but self centered motivation is destroying Pakistan Cricket. Our selection criteria at all levels is very weak you can imagine that Leg and Offspinners are the backbone of Indo Pak Cricket. If there action was wrong how they come to International Cricket. Umpires skills from grassroots level till top are not satisfactory. The down fall comes to cricket because our legends want to work only for money which incidentally with respect and fame was given to them because of Pakistan . They don’t want to transfer their talent to groom the young generation. Closing of departments is destroying our Cricket Culture. Professional cricketers based on their salaries how can they survive without income. I personally suggest that Prime Minister should ask Cricket Authorities to revert back to Departmental Cricket and put more emphasis on schools, colleges,universities and club cricket. Mian Azmat and A.J. Toor said discrimination with minorities in Cricket is unbearable. Players motivation is only to play for his country. The darkest era of our cricket is that not a single minority player is selected in any region. There is a need of law to pick two talented minority cricketers in the squads of all regions. Stupid commercialism is dangerous for the game. PCB needs to give respect to former cricketers and invite them in all matches so more crowd will come, see and meet their heroes. Mian Azmat Professionals is the pioneer of Karachi Gymkhana Ramzan Tournament but we are not even invited in the prize distribution ceremony anymore. PSL is not a long time beneficial for Pakistan Cricket because we get only few players for this league and still they do not fulfill the expectations, as well as the good talent is being wasted. We need to establish cricket to bring in people like good Administrator Arif Ali Abbasi and good cricketers, Nadeem Yousuf, Sajid Abbasi and so many others. Wrong decision to removed Sarfraz Ahmed from all sorts of crickets at once he should have been removed if necessary slowly, another wrong decision taken by PCB is appointing Misbah Manager & Coach. Why? Don’t we have other professional cricketers in country to hold and accept the responsibilities without being bias.

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PCB partners with Uber for ground breaking girls school participation program

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Lahore(Cliff News)The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today announced a partnership with Uber for the development of girls’ cricket at school level across the country through its Cric4Us Programme.The six-month partnership, which commences from the day of signing, will benefit more than 1,500 players through collaboration with schools in 14 cities namely Abbottabad, Bahawalpur, Charsadda, Haripur, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Mardan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Nowshera, Peshawar, Quetta and Rawalpindi.Under the six-month partnership, playing and training clothing will be provided to 850 children, while cricket equipment will be provided to 50 schools.The programme will select a minimum of four schools in every city.With women coaches and mentors given priority, 50 school-based sports staff will be provided training. Twenty-five pitches will be developed in schools across five zones.PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan: “For the promotion of women and girls cricket and the enhancement of the player pool, it is imperative that women cricket is developed at school level.“The PCB has been undertaking many initiatives through its Cric4Us Programme and plans to exhaust all avenues to provide better opportunities for girls to take up the sport and to see it as a viable profession at a later stage. “I am hopeful that this valuable partnership between the PCB and Uber will help us in achieving this very goal. I want to thank Uber for putting its trust in the PCB for the development of women and girls cricket at school level.”GM Uber Saad Naveed Pall: “Our goal is to not only tell stories of empowered women but to create an ecosystem which enables aspiring women cricketers.“We are excited about this partnership with the PCB to provide opportunities to young girls who will go on to challenge the status quo by becoming change agents of the future.”Cric4Us Programme is a women cricket development project launched under the flagship of Women Cricket Vision 2022, which focuses on the growth of the sport in schools and provide a proper pathway for making way to the emerging and national teams. The schools’ children will also avail the opportunity of regular evening practice, so as to provide them maximum development opportunities. The schools will also play matches on regular basis, which will help children in developing the desired skill-set. 

 

Shahzad and Hussnain brilliant performance helps Quetta to lift maiden HBL PSL title

Quetta Gladiators the winning team of HBL PSL 2019

Karachi(Cliff News)Rookie paceman Mohammad Hussnain grabbed three crucial wickets while opener Ahmed Shehzad scored a brilliant half century to steer Quetta Gladiators to their maiden HBL PSL title by beating Peshawar Zalmi in the final by eight wickets in Karachi on Sunday.Hussnain’s 3-30 in four overs kept Peshawar down to 138-8 in 20 overs before Shehzad’s 51-ball 58 not out with six boundaries and a six helped Quetta to overhaul the modest target in 17.5 overs much to the joy of a packed 32,000 National stadium.Shehzad made sure Quetta did not lose track after losing their prolific opener Shane Watson for just seven in the third over with the total at 19. Shehzad added 47 for the second wicket with Ahsan Ali who made 18-ball 25 with a six and three boundaries.Shehzad then led his team towards the target with another solid unbroken stand of 73 with Rilee Rossouw who made 39 not out off 32 balls with five boundaries.  Rossouw hit the winning single as title deprived Quetta players raced to the pitch to congratulate the unbeaten batsmen and hugged each other. Once the celebrations slowed down the stadium was lit up with a eye-catching firework.Quetta had lost the 2016 final to Islamabad and another final to Peshawar a year later.Hussnain was delighted at being man of the match.”I am thankful to Almighty a chance to play the final and then be man of the match,” said Hussnain, who is also in Pakistan’s squad for the five-match ODI series against Australia starting on Friday.”I got enormous support from the whole Quetta camp and everyone helped me achieve this much in the HBL PSL.”Winning skipper Sarfraz Ahmed.”Thanks Almighty for giving us this honour,” said Sarfraz. “I am grateful to the crowd for coming here and support us.Peshawar skipper Sammy admitted his team did not put up a fighting total.”Yes, we did not score big runs,” said Sammy. “Congrats to Quetta. Today they proved why they beat us in all matches this season but we are still proud that we came this far in this tournament and hard luck to us.”Peshawar’s innings could not set out as intended, with Imam-ul-Haq and Kamran Akmal parted at the score of four. Imam miscued a lofted shot of Sohail Tanvir and was caught by Ahmed Shehzad for three.Kamran, who with Imam had put 135 in the win over Islamabad in the second qualifier on Friday, cracked three boundaries and a six but was bowled off spinner Mohammad Nawaz as he failed to connect a shot after jumping out of his crease.Sohaib Maqsood, who scored run-a-ball 20 with three boundaries, added 31 for the third wicket with Umar but the scored at slow pace which allowed Quetta bowlers to attack.Maqsood was dismissed by Dwayne Bravo while Amin holed out of Hussnain.Peshawar had expected Kieron Pollard to add some fire to the batting but he too fell to Hussnain, caught behind for seven while Darren Sammy scored 18 with two boundaries.  Dwayne Bravo finished with 2-24.Sarfraz received the glittering Swarovski crystal trophy from President Arif Alvi along with a prize money of half million US dollars while Peshawar received 200,00 dollars.Islamabad won the inaugural title in 2016 and then doubled it with another last year. Peshawar paceman Hasan Ali received the best bowler’s award, taking 25 wickets. Watson won the dual prizes of player of the HBL PSL and batsman’s award by scoring 430 runs in 12 matches.Karachi Kings’s left-arm spinner Umar Khan was declared best emerging player of the league, taking 15 wickets.Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi by eight wickets in HBL PSL final

Brief Scores:

Peshawar Zalmi 138-8 (Umar Amin 38; Mohammad Hussnain 3-30)

Quetta Gladiators 139-2 in 17.5 overs (Ahmed Shehzad 58 not out)

Mohammad Abbas guide Multan Sultans to 7 wickets win over Lahore Qalanders in PSL

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Karachi(Cliff News)Fast bowler Mohammad Abbas took three wickets to guide Multan Sultans to a convincing seven-wicket win over Lahore Qalandars in the HBL PSL in Karachi on Monday.Abbas finished with 3-22 keeping Lahore down to 140-8 in their 20 overs before opener Shan Masood struck 25-ball 48 with eight boundaries and a six to steer Multan to the target in just 12.3 overs.The win gave Multan fifth position in the points table with six points in ten matches, a finish they also achieved last year while Lahore’s fate could not change as they finished fifth and last in the first two editions and sixth and last both this and the preceding year.Lahore managed just six points in ten matches and had an inferior net run-rate than Multan.Masood added 50 for the second-wicket with Johnson Charles (25-ball 41 not out with five boundaries and two sixes) to steady the chase after Multan lost Umar Siddiq for 13 at the total of 20.When Masood got out, Multan needed 18 more which they scored without any hiccup with some 45 balls to spare.Abbas said he stuck to the basics which brought him success in Tests.”I was injured and after my rehab I got my chance,” said Abbas. “I did my wholehearted effort and stuck to my basics and that gave me success.”Multan skipper Shoaib Malik said his team did not do justice with their talent.”Overall we played good cricket but luck was not on our side,” said Malik. “We lacked that winning ratio in the tournament and did not grab the crunch positions.”Lahore skipper Fakhar Zaman admitted it was a tough tournament for his team.”Yes, it was tough and especially when you lose so many matches,” said Fakhar. “We did learn and got some good bowlers but the end wasn’t ideal.”Lahore were led by opener Fakhar’s 36-ball 53 which had eight boundaries and a six but Lahore kept losing wickets and could never get the impetus for a fighting total.Off-spinner Chris Green, who took 1-25 in his four overs, provided Multan with the breakthrough when he dismissed Rikki Wessels for four before Abbas took over.Abbas celebrated his inclusion in the Pakistan team for the ODI series against Australia starting next week by dismissing Sohail Akhtar (five), David Wiese (30) and Saad Ali (eight) in an incisive spell of fast bowling.Crowd favourite Shahid Afridi marked his first-ever presence in a HBL PSL match staged in Pakistan with a spell of two for 18 off his four overs.Wiese tried his best to lift the innings during his 22-ball knock which included two sixes and as many boundaries. Recently arrived Asela Gunaratne also chipped in with a brisk 12 but lost his wicket when Lahore needed him.Quetta Gladiators topped the table with 14 points while Peshawar Zalmi — who face Karachi Kings in the last league match later Monday — are second with 12 points. Islamabad United are third with ten in ten and Karachi are fourth, also with ten points in nine matches.Multan Sultans beat Lahore Qalandars by seven wickets in HBL PSL

Brief Scores:Lahore Qalandars 140-8 in 20 overs (Fakhar Zaman 53; Mohammad Abbas3-22, Shahid Afridi 2-18)

Multan Sultans 141-3 in 12.3 overs (Shan Masood 48, Johnson Charles 41 not out)

Peshawar Zalmi thumped Karachi Kings by 61 runs in ending phase of PSL

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Karachi(Cliff News)Kamran Akmal smashed a robust half-century while the pace quartet led by Hasan Ali shared nine wickets as Peshawar Zalmi thumped Karachi Kings by 61 runs at the National Stadium, Karachi on Monday, ending the league phase with number one position in the HBL Pakistan Super League 2019 edition.Kamran scored a fiery 48-ball 86 studded with five well timed sixes and ten boundaries and took a leading part in the team’s record opening stand in HBL PSL history of 137 with Imam-ul-Haq (40-ball 59) to steer the team to 203-7 in 20 overs.Karachi Kings, who had already qualified for the play-offs but had an outside chance of finishing in the top two, were lifted by a 37-ball 71 (seven fours and four sixes) by Colin Ingram before they folded for 142 in 16.2 overs.Hasan led the Zalmi pace attack with 3-15 while Wahab  (2-19), Tymal Mills (2-25) and Sameen Gul (2-49) shared the spoils.The win lifted Peshawar to 14 points from their ten matches and with a superior net run-rate they finished top of the six-team table, followed by Quetta Gladiators with 14 in ten games, Zalmi also topped the round stage in both 2016 and 2017 HBL PSL editions.Karachi Kings finished with ten points and at fourth spot while Islamabad United are third with ten points in ten matches.Earlier, Multan Sultans beat Lahore Qalanadars by seven wickets to finish fifth while Lahore were consigned to sixth and last.Peshawar hit Karachi hard through their fast bowlers right from the outset.Karachi lost Colin Munro (nought), Babar Azam(13) and Liam Livingstone (six) by the fourth over as the pace attack once again proved potent.Munro was trapped leg-before by Hasan for his second duck of the HBL PSL season and has a measly 63 runs in seven innings. Babar fell to a miscued drive off Sameen Gul while Livingstone fell to Tymal Mills.Ingram added 43 for the fourth-wicket with Ben Dunk (six) but the target was too big for him to handle without any support. Ingram holed out off Mills in the 14th over. Only Imad Wasim offered any resistance with a 30-run contribution.With three wickets added to his tournament tally, Hasan leads the bowling chart of HBL PSL with 21 in ten matches.Man-of-the-match Kamran Akmal said his aim was to be positive.”It was a big total and that was because we were positive,” said Kamran. “We knew that we want to bat long and then credit to the bowlers who defended well because it wasn’t easy defending on this pitch.”Peshawar skipper Darren Sammy said Kamran is his match winner.”The way Kamran batted it was great,” said Sammy. “He is our match winner and once he took us to 200 it was up to the bowlers and Hasan and Wahab are bowling so well together that it paved our win.”Karachi captain Imad praised Kamran.”The way Kamran batted, he took away the match,” said Imad. “He timed the ball so sweetly and it became tough for us to stop him.”Peshawar, put into bat by Karachi Kings, maintained a ten run average throughout their innings as Kamran cut loose right from the start. He smashed three boundaries in the second over by Usman Shinwari to hint what was coming from him.Imam matched his illustrious partner with three hits to the fence off Sohail Khan in the third over while Kamran knocked a four and six each off Imad Wasim and Umer Khan before hitting two sixes and as many fours off Umar as Peshawar raced to 125 by 12 overs.It was part timer Munro who finally gave Karachi a breakthrough with the wicket of Kamran, caught in the deep. Pollard hit two sixes in the same over before failing to Munro.Imam, who hit seven boundaries and a six, became one of Mohammad Amir’s three wickets who finished with figures of 3-24 amidst a run feast by Peshawar.The league has a day’s rest on Tuesday, with Peshawar taking on Quetta Gladiators in the first qualifier on Wednesday. Title holders Islamabad United meet Karachi Kings in the eliminator one on Thursday. Peshawar Zalmi beat Karachi Kings by 61 runs in HBL PSL

Brief Scores:Peshawar Zalmi 203-7 in 20 overs (Kamran Akmal 86, Imam-ul-Haq 59; Mohammad Amir 3-24)

Karachi Kings 142 in 16.2 overs (C. Ingram 71, Imad Wasim 30: Hasan Ali 3-15, Wahab Riaz 2-19)

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HBL Pakistan Super League-Statistical review

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The HBL Pakistan Super League has grown stronger with every event. This is not only the unanimous opinion of the local and foreign cricketers or the spectators or the pundits of the game, this can be established by carrying out a statistical review of one of the world’s most competitive and challenging leagues on the planet.Below are some statistics for your interest and analysis:

 Most successful team

 The most successful team in HBL PSL’s brief history is Islamabad United, which won titles in 2016 and 2018 and holds a success percentage of 59.67 after winning 19 out of 32 matches.

 2017 champions Peshawar Zalmi are the second most successful team, with 19 victories in 34 games. Two-time losing finalists Quetta Gladiator (56.66) are third, with 17 wins out of 31 matches.

 Highest and lowest totals

 203 for eight 8 in 20 overs is the highest total in HBL PSL, which was posted by Gladiators in a successful run-chase against Lahore Qalandars in the first edition of the PSL in 2016. Qalandars batted first and scored 201 for two in 20 overs, but Gladiators chased it on the last ball of the match.

 The lowest total belongs to Qalandars, who were bowled out for 59 against Zalmi in Dubai in 2017.

 Highest PowerPlay score

Gladiators hold the record for the highest total in a PowerPlay – 77 for one against Qalandars during a successful run-chase of 202 in Dubai in 2016.The next highest score at the six-over mark is 75 by Qalandars against Gladiators in Sharjah in 2017 and by United against Karachi Kings in Dubai in 2018.

 Most prolific batsman

 With 929 runs at an average of 29.96 and a strike-rate of 133.28, Kamran Akmal is the most successful HBL PSL batsman to date. Zalmi’s Akmal is also the only batsman who has struck two centuries.The most prolific foreign batsman is Australia’s Shane Watson with 684 runs at 29.73. Watson played the first two tournaments for United and the last for Gladiators.

 Centuries in HBL PSL

 There have been only three centuries in the HBL PSL. Two of them by Kamran Akmal and one by Sharjeel Khan of United.

Akmal scored his first hundred (104 off 65 balls) against Karachi Kings in Dubai in 2017, while his second (107 not out off 61 balls) was against Qalandars in Sharjah in 2018.

Sharjeel’s century (117 off 62 balls) was against Zalmi in Dubai in the inaugural edition and remains the highest score in the tournament.

 Highest partnerships

 153 runs opening stand between Watson and Sharjeel for United against Qalandars in Sharjah in the inaugural tournament remains the highest partnership for any wicket in HBL PSL to date.The next best is by Zalmi’s pair of Mohammad Hafeez and Dawid Malan against Gladiators, also in Sharjah in 2017.The most successful pair, however, has been Hafeez and Tamim Iqbal, who have together posted 431 runs in nine innings for Zalmi.

 The most destructive batsman

 The batsman with the highest strike-rate among those who have scored, at least, 200 runs in the tournament is United’s Luke Ronchi. He has piled 435 runs off 239 balls at a scoring-rate of 182.00.Ronchi only played in the 2018 tournament and left a huge mark after clubbing 51 fours and 24 sixes.The next most destructive batsman is Shahid Afridi, with 311 runs off 188 balls at a strike-rate of 165.42.However, the batsman who has hit most sixes in the tournament history is Kamran Akmal (49), followed by Watson (43).

 Fours and sixes

 The HBL PSL is known for big hitting as fours and sixes have galore in the three events to date.Before the first ball has been bowled in the tournament, the tournament has already produced 1892 fours and 920 sixes from the bats of some of the finest players in the world.Kamran Akmal has hit the most fours and sixes. He has struck 85 fours and 49 sixes, a tournament record on both counts.Shane Watson is second on the list of batsmen with most sixes – 43 – whereas Ahmed Shahzad with 74 fours is second on the list of batsmen to hit most fours.

 Fastest fifties

 The fastest 50 in the HBL PSL was scored off just 17 balls and came from the bat of Zalmi’s opener Kamran Akmal in the eliminator against Kings in Lahore in 2018. Akmal finished with 77 off 27 balls as Zalmi qualified for the final.The only other batsman to score 50 in less than 20 balls is United’s Luke Ronchi. He took 19 balls to reach half-century against Kings in the Qualifier in Dubai in 2018.

 Most innings without a duck

Watson has never been dismissed for a duck in the HBL PSL and holds the record for batting most innings without getting out on naught. The next batsman with most innings without a zero is Ravi Bopara, also an overseas player. Among local players, Misbah-ul-Haq and Anwar Ali both have batted 19 innings without a naught.

 Most prolific bowler

The most successful bowler in the history of HBL PSL is Wahab Riaz. He has collected 48 wickets at an average of 16.50, with an economy of 6.75. The left-arm fast bowler has played all the editions for Peshawar Zalmi and was the driving force behind their title win in 2017.The next best is United’s Mohammad Sami with 37 wickets at an economy of 6.55.The overseas player with most wickets is Watson, bagging 22 dismissals.

 Five-wicket hauls

 There have been five five-wicket hauls in the HBL PSL with the first one registered by Kings’ Ravi Bopara. He finished with six for 16 runs against Qalandars in Sharjah in 2016. While four more bowlers have taken a five-for in the tournament, Bopara’s figures have not been bettered.Shahid Afridi (Zalmi) and Mohammad Sami (United) were two other bowlers who claimed five wickets in 2016. No bowler managed a five-for in the 2017 edition whereas two, Umar Gul (Multan Sultans) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (Qalandars), pouched five-wicket hauls in 2018.

 Most maiden overs

 Shahid Afridi, who played the first two tournaments for Zalmi and third for Kings, has bowled five maiden overs in the PSL, which is most for any bowler. Next best is Mohammad Amir, who has delivered four scoreless overs for Kings. The tall left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has bowled three maidens for United and Sultans.

 Most dismissals and catches

 Zalmi’s wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has inflicted the highest amount of dismissals behind the stumps. He has 30 dismissals (23 catches and 7 stumping).The player who has taken most catches as an outfielder is his younger brother, Umar Akmal, grabbing 15 catches.

Most player of the match awards

Luke Ronchi may have appeared in only one season so far, but his number of player-of-the-match awards is more than anyone else. He has bagged five in 11 games in the United’s successful campaign in 2018.Three players have bagged the award on four occasions – Zalmi’s Kamran Akmal, Gladiators’ Mohammad Nawaz and United’s Mohammad Sami.

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Sports Journalists playing important role to rebuilt positive image of Pakistan:Murtaza Wahab

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Karachi (Syed Qalbe Muhammad)Advisor to CM Sindh Barister Murtaza Wahab said Sports Journalists playing important role to rebuilt the positive image of Pakistan.Our players need to improve his performance to keep high our flag all over the world.He was addressing Asia Youth Sports Reporters Training Program supported by AIPS and organised by SJAS.Murtaza said their is a dire need that sports journalists will guide the Country youth by the importance of games and extra circular activities to capacity building of the nation.Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar expressing his views that it’s an honour for Karachi to host YSR program.Sports Journalist’s of Karachi is a role model of all journalists of Pakistan.Unfortunately our are going backward in field of sports only journalists have power to encourage the players by giving positive news.Former Caretaker Provincial Minister and President KHA Dr.Syed Junaid Ali Shah said Journalism is a powerful tool we need to use it for better way.I hope that our and other countries young journalists learn lots of things because of this program.Secretary General AIPS Amjad Aziz Malik said that YSR is a brain child program I fight for Asia and avail this opportunity to host this conference in Karachi.For the sucess in the career I advised that you need to bring positive change in your behaviour this is the key of success.Secetary SJAS Asghar Azeem said that late Dr.Muhammad Ali Shah change the culture of sports in his tenuare.Sports Journalists of Karachi always trying to built positive image of Pakistan.On the occassion the gold medal honour to Senior Journalist Abdul Majid Bhatti (Jang)by the name of former Patron SJAS Dr.Syed Muhammad Ali Shah.The foreign and local journalists honoured the life time achievement award Afsoon Hazrati (Iran),Deepish Sina,Vikram (Nepal),Zabiullah Shahzad,Zmil Khan(Afghanistan),Waheed Khan (GEO Tv),Khalid Mehmood (The News),Irshad Mehmood (Dawn),Mirza Iqbal Baig (Express),Abdul Rasheed Shakoor (BBC),Shahid Hashmi (ARY),Abdul Majid Bhatti (Jang),Eshan Qureshi (APP),Rashid Aziz (Freelance),Tariq Aslam and Imtiaz Naranja (Daily 92 News),Ayub Khan (PTV),Ishaq Baloch (The News),Shahid Ali Khan (Daily Awam),Khalid H Khan,Anwar Zuberi (Dawn),Rafiq Ansari (K21),Syed Wazir Ali Qadri (Jasarat),Former Test Cricketer Iqbal Qasim(NBP), Syed Muhammad Sufi (Geo)and Khurram Mehmood.

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