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6 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Biz RCCI to hold three-day APCPCI at Gawadar Islamabad: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called upon the government RAWALPINDI: The national project. to consider extending PM’s Rawalpindi Chamber of Referring to a research incentive package of Rs.180 Commerce and report he says that if China billion for exporters till Industry(RCCI) will hold three days “All Pakistan proceeds with just five percent of its trade through financial year 2018-19 in order to improve competitiveness Chambers Presidents CPEC, this will give of exporters and Conference International” roughly 6 billion US dollar promote country’s exports. (APCPCI) on March 11-14 income annually to Sheikh Amir Waheed, at Gawadar. Pakistan along with 400 President, Islamabad President RCCI Zahid thousand employment Chamber of Commerce and Latif Khan said this during opportunities. Industry said that Pakistan’s a press conference held at Chamber office here on Tuesday. RCCI chief said we have invited representatives of chamber of commerce exports after touching a seven-year low of $20.4 billion in FY 2017, were now Addressing the press of neighboring recovering as during the conference, Zahid said that it’s an honour and legacy for RCCI that it has been countries including China to discuss possible trade and investment opportunities. first half of the FY 2018, exports improved by 11.24 percent compared to the Economic per- same period of last year, organizing this event for the last nine years on regular basis. rowings, circular debt, said the PM’s export pack- RAWALPINDI: President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) formance, foreign bor- which was encouraging. He Zahid Latif Khan addressing a press conference regarding RCCI’s three days All Pakistan Chambers Presidents Conference International (APCPCI) on March 11-14 to This time we picked be held in Gawadarat RCCI. trade deficit, fiscal budget Gawadar as event venue so and trade policy will also that business community nomic issues at national for the upcoming conference regional trade barriers be discussed during the can see the development on level, providing suggestions/recommendation includes China (Tariff and non-Tarif barri- conference. President the ground and get awareness to Pakistan Economic ers) and settlement of inter- Gawadar Chamber of and future aspects of CPEC,he said. the government related to trade policy, business environment Corridor (CPEC) and its possible impacts on Inter national trade disputes. Answering a question Commerce Mir Naveed Baloch also attended the The major aim of the and all issues and Intra- Regional trade, related to CPEC, President briefing and on this occa- conference was to develop affecting businesses directly connectivity and regional RCCI said that no doubt sion RCCI inked MOU a common platform for All or indirectly, he added. trade integration, Trade it’s a game changer and its with Gawadar Chamber Chambers and Trade He said that the proposed and investment opportuni- our collective responsibili- related to RCCI upcom- Associations to raise eco- agenda highlights ties in Pakistan, Interty to make it a successful ing APCPCI 2018. Australian delegation visits Pakistan to explore trade opportunities for pulses Bureau Report ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Australian pulses producers concluded their three-day visit to Pakistan today. The delegation explored opportunities for increased pulses trade and production with Pakistani businesses and importers. The 13-member delegation from the Pulse Association South East (PASE), Fletcher International and Special One Grain and Full Business Spectrum, and was led by the Australian Government’s Trade and Investment Commission. Imtiaz Dharani ISLAMKOT: Germany is proud partner of the Thar Coal Block II project that is “good for Thar, Sindh and for Pakistan”, said by German Consul General Rainer Schmiedchen who visited the Thar Block II mining, power and community development projects here on Tuesday. “We [Germany] can collaborate on technology for the projects, like we can provide state-of-the-art turbines that we produce. We are proud that a German company is already part of the project,” he said. The German Council General paid a visit to the project and witnessed progress being made on the different fronts. He was The delegation attended the Pakistan Pulse Conclave 2018 in Karachi hosted by the Pakistan Pulses and Importers Association (PPIA) and also met with the Pakistan Pulses Importer Association Punjab Chapter and Karachi Grocers and Wholesale Association. Welcoming the visit, the Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson highlighted that Pakistan is Australia’s second largest destination for pulses exports, with trade valued at AUD465 million in briefed by Mr. Shamduddin Shaikh, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company. Mr. Rainer also praised the role of the Thar Foundation and said that the community development work done by it is "very impressive" and “best welfare model.” "I have seen the model house, I have visited the under-construction resettlement village for the Senhri Dars community and the projects are very good," Mr Schmiedchen expressed. He also discussed the impact of the Thar Foundation's women empowerment initiatives is bringing to the Thari women. Consul General said that 2016/2017. “Australia and Pakistan are actively exploring avenues to expand trade and investment, particularly in agribusiness where Australian expertise is world class. Australia is the only country located in the southern hemisphere from which Pakistan increasingly imports pulses. This visit by Australian pulses producers provides an excellent platform for such activities to grow and for Pakistan-Australia bilateral trade to further strengthen,” High Commissioner Adamson said. Thar Coal-II projects are good for Thar, Sindh and Pakistan he was leaving with the message of collaboration from both sides. Earlier, briefing the guests, Mr. Shaikh told that both mining and power projects have achieved record completion progress of 70 percent ahead of schedule. “We will continue to demonstrate quality project management along with the timely delivery and it is hoped that the first electron will be generated form the 660MWs at the end of current year,” he added. He also said that the Thar Foundation is proactively initiating community development and skill development programs, which has generated substantial amount of jobs in the area,” he said further. CPEC has enhanced Pak’s regional importance: FPCCI LAHORE: Pakistan offers tremendous opportunities for businesses and the CPEC projects have increased Pak’s regional importance. Federation of FPCCI Regional Chairman and Vice President Chaudhry Arfan Yousaf expressed these views on the inauguration of Flynas Airline, according to Federation’s spokesman here on Tuesday. Chaudhry Arfan said, “We live in world of connectivity, and airline industry is rapidly changing. The growth of this industry is strongly associated with the phenomenon of globalisation; therefore, addition of Flynas to our air connectivity will robust our cooperation.” Pakistan is a regular importer of agricultural food commodities including chickpeas, lentils and canola oilseeds, with pulses being a major staple food in Pakistan. On average, Pakistanis consume 6-7 kg pulses annually. The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research is also engaging with government-level policy makers in Pakistan for better productivity, profitability and harvesting of pulses through training and capacity building of farmers and traders. CDWP approves 24 projects worth over Rs184 billion ISLAMABAD: Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved twenty-four projects in different sectors worth over Rs 184 billion. According to a report, the meeting of CDWP presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz referred 10 projects worth over Rs 169 billion to ECNEC for approval. In energy sector, CDWP approved evacuation of power from Suki Kinari, Kohala and Mahl Hydro Power Project in Northern Areas. KARACHI: Karachibased diplomats have underscored the need to improve the perception about Pakistan in order to attract maximum number of foreign investors who will certainly be interested in massive investment opportunities available in Pakistan, particularly Karachi. Exchanging views at a Breakfast Meeting hosted by Karachi Chamber in a local hotel, they added that Foreign Investors from their respective countries were keen to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan but the negative perception, excessive paper-work and red-tapism were hindering FDI in the country. They also advised the business and industrial community of Karachi to focus on diversifying their exports as staying confined mostly to textile exports would not yield the desired results. Senior Commercial Modern agri tech to boost Sindh economy LARKANA: Introduction of modern agricultural technology to boost Sindh economy, noted experts at the livestock, dairy, fisheries, poultry seminar and exhibition (LDFA 2018), which successfully portrayed the immense potential of Sindh. Provincial Minister Sindh Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said that agriculture, livestock and fisheries sectors and industrial infrastructure for fruits and vegetables will strengthen the economy of the country, particularly for Sindh. Commissioner Larkana Abbas Baluch, Secretary Agriculture department Sajid Jamal Abro, Chairperson Sindh Board of Investment/ Sindh Enterprise Development Fund Ms. Naheed Memon, Chief Executive Officer SEDF Mehboob ulHaq, Director Admin, Abrar Ahmed Shaikh and other officials also attended the LDFA2018 exhibition. They also added that introduction of technology, efficient irrigation systems, hybrid seeds, quality pesticides and modern implements can help attain its true potential. Local and foreign investors have shown keen interest in this sector. The Government of Sindh has taken various initiatives in terms of subsidized financing, technological support, research and development and capacity building of farmers. Officer of United States Steve Knode, Consul General of Switzerland Philippe Crevoisier, Consul General of Turkey Tolga Ucak, Vice Consul of Consulate General of Germany Ingolf Vogel, Commercial Attaché of ICCI for extending Export Package till FY 2018-19 for exports promotion ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has approved over Rs 700 million for the up-gradation of Bannu airport project. In a statement on Tuesday, Federal Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani said that the government will provide every facility to the people of Bannu that will lead to the development and prosperity of the region. age of Rs.180 billion played positive role in turning around the falling exports of the country and stressed that government should further extend this package up to FY 2018-19 and broaden its coverage to additional nontextile sectors in order to further improve competitiveness of exporters and ensure sustainable growth of exports. He said since 2003, share of Pakistan in global exports has declined by 19 percent due to lack of long-term planning and other problems. He said Pakistan’s product and market mix was highly concentrated as few low value products were exported to few markets. He stressed that government should focus on diversification of products and markets to give boost to exports. He said government should transform export products mix from labor-intensive sectors to innovation-based high value sectors like pharmaceuticals, engineering and ICT that would help the country to achieve exportled growth of economy. Sheikh Amir Waheed said that Pakistan was targeting low-end market segments that fetched low prices as the average unit price of top 30 export products of Pakistan was 40 percent less than the average price achieved by China, Turkey, South Korea and India. He said Pakistan should target high end market segments to achieve better results from xports. ISLAMABAD: President and CEO of PTCL, Dr. Daniel Ritz cuts ribbon to inaugurate PTCL New State of the Art One Stop Shop during inauguration ceremony held at the Centaurus Mall. PM approves over Rs700m for up-gradation of Bannu airport: Durrani of PSX. This was the first IPO for the year 2018 in Pakistan and will add another company in the Food Sector on the PSX board. Matco completed the book building and public portion of the IPO in the end of January with a total issue of 29,143,000 million ordinary shares, at a strike price of PKR 26 per share. The gross proceeds to Matco Foods Limited from this offering were PKR 757 million before deducting KARACHI: Matco Foods Limited, one of Pakistan’s largest Basmati rice exporter was formally listed on today on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX)”, said Mr Faizan Ghori (CFA), Director of Finance. The Gong Ceremony on the occasion of formal listing of Matco Foods Limited was held today at the PSX, with Mr Jawed Ghori Chairman of Matco Foods Limited ringing the historical Gong at the start of trading with Mr. Richard Morin, CEO of underwriting PSX and Mr. Hang You, Deputy Managing Director discounts, commissions and offering expenses. He said the approval of amount for the aforesaid airport will be a gift for the people and it will also facilitate the trade route of CPEC by providing faster way of communication and transportation with the neighboring countries. On the other hand, the CDWP also approved to release over Rs 700 million for up gradation and extension of BannuAirport for Airbus and Boeing aircraft operations. MATCO Foods completes listing on the PSX Turkish Consulate Murat Mustu, President KCCI Muffasar Atta Malik, Senior Vice President Abdul Basit Abdul Razzak, Vice President Rehan Hanif, Chairman of Diplomatic Missions & Embassies Liaison Sub-Committee Sohail Amin, Chairman Special Committee for My Karachi Exhibition Muhammad Idrees, Former Presidents Haroon Agar & Iftikhar Vohra along with Managing Committee members attended the breakfast meeting. Senior Commercial Matco Foods Limited intends to use the net proceeds from this public offering for the expansion of its existing Rice Glucose and Protein Plant from 10,000 MT of glucose and 1,000 MT of protein production capacity per annum to 30,000 MT of glucose and 3,000 MT of protein respectively. Speaking on the occasion Jawed Ali Ghori, Chairman of Matco Foods said “Listing on the PSX is an important milestone in the history of our Company and a matter of great pride for all the stakeholders of Matco. Diplomats for improving Pakistan’s perception to attract foreign investment KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry Muffasar Atta Malik along with Senior Commercial Officer of United States Steve Knode, Consul General of Switzerland Philippe Crevoisier, Consul General of Turkey Tolga Ucak, Vice Consul of Consulate General of Germany Ingolf Vogel, Commercial Attaché of Turkish Consulate Murat Mustu, Senior Vice President Abdul Basit Abdul Razzak, Vice President Rehan Hanif, Chairman of Diplomatic Missions & Embassies Liaison Sub-Committee Sohail Amin, Chairman Special Committee for My Karachi Exhibition Muhammad Idrees, Former Presidents Haroon Agar & Iftikhar Vohra along with Managing Committee members pose for a group photo after a Breakfast Meeting held at a local hotel on Tuesday. Officer of United States Steve Knode, while commenting on strong trade ties between Pakistan and United States, said that the trade ties between the two countries have been improving and today, the trade volume stands at all-time high. “I have seen lot of positive things and I will encourage US companies to take benefit of prospective opportunities in Pakistan”, he added. He informed that the United States has changed its global TravelAlert System in which countries around the world have been placed at different levels keeping in view their security situation. Pakistan was currently at Level 3 whereas some areas in the country were at Level 4 due to security concerns. “Level 1 means that the country or area is completely safe to travel”, he explained and hoped that Pak’s current level improves further in US Travel Alert System.

New Zealand beat England by 12 runs in T20 tri-series LAHORE: WELLINGTON: Trent Boult grabbed two wickets on successive balls to help New Zealand to a 12-run win over England in their Twenty20 tri-series match at Wellington Regional Stadium on Tuesday. Left-arm seamer Boult bowled Chris Jordan and then Liam Plunkett on the final two deliveries of the 18th over to reduce the visitors to 168 for eight in their pursuit of 197 for victory. Adil Rashid kept out the hat-trick delivery on the first ball of the final over but there was too much for the legspinner and Chris Wood to do and they finished on 184 for nine. "It was a must-win for us in terms of the series," New Sports Reporter KARACHI: Few family members of Sandeep Lamichhane will travel to India to witness the IPL matches. The 17-year-old legbreak googly bowler is the first cricketer from Nepal to be playing the IPL. Last month, he was included in Zealand captain Kane Williamson said in reference to their seven-wicket loss to Australia in their opening match. "This is a very strong England side and we had to the list of players for auction in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) where his base price was 20 lakhs (Indian Rupee) and was bought by Delhi Daredevils at his base price . Speaking exclusively his dad, Chander Narayn Lamichhane said, "we are play some really good cricket." Australia have already qualified for the final at Eden Park on Feb. 21 after winning all three of their matches so far. planning to visit India during the IPL season. After the inclusion of my son in the IPL team, we have been following Indian cricket more than the game here in Nepal". Interestingly, Delhi is not new to this family. "I had served in Indian railways for 45 years in Delhi. Was a class IV employee and was promoted to class III before I opted for the voluntary retirement", the father, who was born in Nepal, said. "We have recently shifted to Chitwan but keep coming to India often. My other son, Mohan, who also played cricket at club level is in Indian railways in Delhi", he added. Sandeep's parents (mother Kopila Devi) lived in Delhi but Nepalborn Sandeep grew up at his one of the three sisters house in Nepal. "We wanted Sandeep to be a doctor or an engineer but Hhe wanted to concentrate more on cricket and we encouraged him. There is no pressure on him and Williamson anchored New Zealand´s 196 for five with 72 while he also shared in an 82-run secondwicket partnership with Martin Guptill, who scored 65 from 40 balls. we respect his love for the game". Detailing more about his links with the former Australian captain Michael Clarke, the dad says, "Clarke saw him in Hong- Kong sixes tournament and my son explained him about our financial condition. Clarke immediately arranged for his more than 2 1/2 month stay in Australia, where Sandeep learnt more about the bowling in his academy". "People here in Nepal call him Nepal's Shane Warne. His talent was first spotted by former Sri Lankan player Pubudu Dassanayake". Pubudu Dassanayake has served as a coach for the Nepal boys. "I had seen the auction live here and was not surprised. Delhi team was determined to hire him even if had he gone on bids by the other teams", the dad concluded. Nepal government and Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) is looking after the youngster. Mark Chapman, who has also played international cricket for Hong Kong, and debutant Tim Seifert then did what they had been brought into the side to do with quick-fire cameos in the middle order. Chapman scored 20, while wicketkeeper Seifert hit two sixes in his six-ball innings of 14 to take the hosts to the equal highest Twenty20 international score on the ground. "We were able to build partnerships throughout that gave us momentum and the two debutants were outstanding," Williamson added. "They showed their power which allowed us to get an above-par total." Sandeep Lamichhane's family following Indian cricket more than cricket in Nepal Sports Reporter Sharapova crashes out in Qatar Open first round DOHA: Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the Qatar Open on Monday, dumped out in three sets by outsider Monica Niculescu. The Romanian, ranked number 92 in the world, 51 places behind the Russian, won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. In a match lasting more than two and a half hours, Sharapova hit 52 unforced errors as opposed to just 17 from Niculescu. In blustery conditions, Sharapova also struggled to get to grips with the 30- year-old Niculescu´s distinctive style, which relies heavily on a sliced forehand. The former world number one, twice a winner in Doha, had been given a wildcard into the draw and was one of the tournament´s major attractions. Niculescu´s reward is to play either Magdalena Rybarikova or wildcard Fatma Al-Nabhani in the next round. Liu Jiayu wins China's first medal, making snowboard history at Winter Olympics PYEONGCHANG: Liu Jiayu snatched the silver medal of the women's snowboard halfpipe, the first medal for China at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park. Liu, the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games champion, earned 89.75 points in her second run of three to take the silver. The 25-year old Liu, who competed in three Olympics, became the first Chinese snowboard Olympic medalist. Liu's career, which included a world championship title at 16, has seen ups and downs since she started her professional training in 2003, the year when Chinese took up the sport. Mahira Khan becomes Peshawar Zalmi's ambassador KARACHI: Acclaimed Pakistani actress Mahira Khan announced on Tuesday that she would be supporting Peshawar Zalmi in the upcoming season of Pakistan Super League. In a post made on Twitter, the Pakistani diva confirmed that she has become part of the Peshawar Zalmi family. In response, Zalmi also welcomed her as their brand ambassador and it seemed they could not contain their excitement! Sports Reporter RAWALPINDI / ISLAMABAD: Peshawar Disabled Cricket Team beat Abbotabad Disabled Cricket Team by 53 runs in the Opening day of 2nd Phase 6th National Disabled T-20 Cricket Championship here at Pindi Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi. Islamabad Disabled Cricket Team won the toss and decided to field first, Peshawar Team scored 191-6 in 20 overs, Adil Khan (46 in 38 balls with 4x2, 6x2), Azhar Khan (45 in 43 balls with 4x2, 6x2), Wajid Alam (33 in 31 balls with 4x1, 6x1), Hayat Khab 25 in 17 ball 4x1), Abdullah Afridi 17*. Left arms medium pacer Rehmat Ali took 3-42, Left arms spinner Yasir 5th Bilal Bhaty Inter school college cricket tournament KARACHI: Cedar college beat Nixor college by 7 wickets in the 5th Bilal Bhaty Inter school college cricket tournament 2018 played at the Al Nadi al Burhani ground. Summarized Scored: Cedar college beat Nixor college by 7 wickets. Nixor college 121/9 (20 overs) Opening batsman Umair Tariq 26 (24 balls) 3 fours, RH MO Burhan Saria 20 (18) 2 fours. RH MO WK batsman Shahryyar Rizvi 18(9 balls) RM/F Muhammad Zaviyar 2/19 in 3 overs captain O/S Osama EJAZ 2/26 in 4 overs Cedar college 123/3 (18.3) RH MO batsman Hurair shahid 54 not out (37 balls) 6 fours , 2 six RH MO Sharyar shoukat 23(18) 2 fours Seeking divine inspiration ahead of the upcoming Pakistan Super League edition, Lahore Qalandars players visited the shrine of renowned Sufi scholar Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh on Tuesday. Yasir Shah, Umar Akmal, Fakhar Zaman along with other members of the squad paid their respects at the shrine, popularly known as ‘Data Darbar’ – considered as the largest Sufi shrine in South Asia. Qalandars Chairman Fawad Rana was also Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Sportlight present on the occasion. Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh was a Persian Sufi and scholar during the 11th century. He was born in Ghazni, Afghanistan (990 AD) during the Ghaznavid Empire and settled and 7 Lahore Qalandars pay their respects at Data Darbar Dr M. Arif Hafeez Sports Reporter KARACHI: Sri Lanka's High Performance manager Simon Willis resignation will be discussed on 16th February. According to the highly placed sources in Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the 43-yearold Willis resignation will be tabled on Friday and will be discussed by the Committee members before it is accepted. "Simon Willis has indeed given six months notice but this is due to a personal matter back at home that requires his presence there. He has to look died in Lahore spreading the spirit of brotherhood in Sufism. Hundreds of devotees, including religious scholars and Sufis, flock to Data Darbar to participate in the annual Urs every year. Simon Willis has resigned only in the interest of his kids and family after his kids and family and in their best interest only, he has resigned", the source, speaking exclusively from Colombo, said. Simon Willis does not have approval to say anything (at this stage) but the SLC may release the press statement once his resignation is discussed. KARACHI: Secretary Pakistan Sepaktakraw Federation Noushad Ahmed Khan gave Sepaktakraw ball to Dr.Farhan Essa on the occasion of Dr.Essa Lab Sepaktakraw Championship,Mahfooz ul Haq ,Ahmed Ali Rajput ,Shabbir Ahmed,Dr Arif ,And Arif Waheed Khan also present. Sindh Games: Committees formed for trials ahead of Sindh Games KARACHI: Sindh Secretary Ahmed Ali officials, their expertise Sports Minister Sardar Rajput, Ghulam and experience should Mohammad Bakhsh Mohammad Khan, also be importance.” Mehar announced that Khalid Rehmani, Meanwhile, Dr Niaz committees under the Asghar Baloch and told the participants of supervision of divisional Makhdoom Irshad. the meeting that the commissioners will “We do not only want objective of formation hold trials at their to promote message of of committees under the respective divisions brotherhood among supervision of commissioners ahead of the 17th edition of Sindh Games players of the province through Sindh Games was to select players on the basis of during special organizing but also to provide a merit and to provide committee meeting. The meeting was also attended by Secretary platform and infrastructure for players to polish and display their talent,” transport to players and officials back and forth from divisional head- Sports and Youth Mehar said on the quarter to Karachi. Affairs Sindh Dr Niaz occasion. “For this, a budget of Ali Abbasi, Director He further said that Rs 4.2 million has been Sindh Sports Board to hunt fresh talent, no approved, which will be Shahzad Pervaiz, Sindh compromise should be transferred into Olympic Association done during trials. accounts of divisional (SOA) Vice Chairman “Moreover, before commissioners,” he Asif Azeem, SOA appointing technical said. Ali 2-31. In reply Abbotabad Team were restrict 139-9 in 20 overs, Faisal Hayat (48 in 27 balls with 4x6, 6x2), Latif Ullah (27 in 19 balls with 4x4), M. Hussain (24 in 21 balls with 4x2), Owal Khan scored 19. Slow left armers M. Osama griped 3- 17, while Gohar Ali captured 3-26. Later: Chief Guest Petron PDCA Saleem Karim was giving man of the match award to Gohar Ali. While the other scheduled matches of opening day at Pindi Stadium, host Rawalpindi Vs Sialkot, at Diamond Cricket Ground Azad Kashmir Vs Islamabad and Lahore Vs FATA were the washout due to heavy rain in Rawalpindi / Islamabad last night and all teams got the one points each according to tournament rules. It was also decided in the meeting that local players would receive daily allowance of Rs 200 while outstation players would receive Rs 300 during the trials. He added that preparation for the trials were underway at venues. “Players will be provided with all facilities at the venues. Moreover, data would also be made of all players participating in the upcoming Sindh Games.” He added that this data would prove helpful for them in future for future interprovinces and national games’ events. Peshawar beat Abbotabad by 53 runs in opener rain disturb the inaugural matches of 2nd Phase of 6th National Disabled T-20 Cricket Championship Earlier the Opening Ceremony 2nd Phase of 6th National Disabled T-20 Cricket Championship was held at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. On the occasion EVP Marketing and Communications Co- Sponsor PTCL Syed Shahzad Shah was the Chief Guest and Formerly inaugurate the event with Head of Communication Co-Sponsor ICRC Najamul-Saqib, former Captain and President PDCA Rashid Latif, Petron PDCA Saleem Karim, Hon. Secretary PDCA Amir Uddin Ansari, Director PDCA Sabih Azhar, Sadiq Khatri and Media Manager Muhammad Nizam participating teams players and officials were also present on the occasion.

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