KARACHI – The 3rd Combaxx Sports National Squash Championship being organized by Pakistan Navy Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan Squash Complex commenced at the Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan Squash Complex on Thursday.
“Concerted efforts and patronage of squash at grassroots level by government and private institutions can help unearth world class talent in the country to help regain lost glory in squash at international level,” these views were expressed by Combaxx Sports General Manager Zubair Macha, while speaking as chief guest at the opening ceremony of the event.
The four-day championship consists of as many as four different age categories of including boys U-13, U-15, U-19 and girls U-19. The purpose of organizing this event is to unearth new talent and provide playing opportunities to maximum number of youth to identify fresh faces. Around 122 athletes from all over the country are taking part in the championship, which will conclude on July 31. The prize money for this event is Rs 400,000. Tournament Referee is Naveed Alam and Tournament Director is Rahat Ullah.
On the first day, the matches were played in different age group categories. In boys U-13, Ayan Mansoor, M Rayyan Siddique, Rana Ayan (Pb), Nouman Khan (PAF), Umar Farooq Butt, Umar Ahmad Usmani (SD), Rehan Alamgir (PAF), M Bin Atif (Pb), Raja Ali Amir (Pb), Abdul Ahad (SD), Haris Khalil (SD), Syed Savi (SD) and Ahmed Ali (Pb) won their opening day matches.
The boys U-15 opening day matches were won by Azan Ali (Army), Abdullah Shahid (SD), M Hamza (PAF), Abdullah Arsalan (Pb), Usman Tahir (Pb), Faseeh ur Rehman (Pb), Hassan Fahim (KP), Ibrahim Zeb (PAF), Mustafa Irfan (PAF), Yahya Asad (PAF), Mubeen Khan (PAF), Zuhaib Khan (SD), Haris Zahid (PAF) and Malik Asim (KP).
In boys U-19 category, Mutahir Ali Shah, M Ali (SD), Kaleemullah (Pb), Arsh Ejaz (KP), Huzaifa Ibrahim (SD), Hikmat Yar Khan (Pb), Hashir Kafayat (KP), Anas Dilsahd (Navy), Warun Asif (Pb), Azan Khalil (PAF), M Saif (Pb), Abdullah Rasheed (Pb), Talha Saeed (SD), Huraira Zafar, M Din Haris (Pb), Mehmood Mehboob (Pb). In girls U-19, Sameera Shahid (SD), Sunzil Safdar (SD), Syeda Sara (SD), Zarlish Safdar (SD), Zoha Abdullah (KP), Wajiha Altaf (KP), Nimra Batool (SD), Minahil Aqeel (KP), Aina Sheikh (SD) and Mahnoor Ali (KP).
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|