Superior University – At Victory Stand With HEC General Trophy 2020-21 in Hand

Superior University took another proud victory home by positioning at the victory stand in the ‘HEC Sports General Trophy 2020-2021’.

Among 236 universities participating from across Pakistan, students of Superior University have reached a victory stand in both girls’ and boys’ sports categories. The Superior boys were already on the victory stand for the last five years and the girls also made it by winning two gold medals, one for the high jump and one for the long jump.

Mian Amir Mehmood, Chairman Punjab Group of Colleges hosted the event. Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training in Pakistan; Mian Shafqat Mehmood participated as the Chief Guest, Dr. Shaista Sohail, Executive Director of Higher Education of Pakistan also participated in the event. Mr. Mudassar Kamran, Registrar Superior University received the prize money on behalf of Prof. Dr. Sumaira Rehman, Rector Superior University.

Dr. Sumaira Rehman is the lady who has aligned the co-curricular and extracurricular activities of students at Superior University with emotionally intelligent opportunities for their personal and professional success. She has empowered women and brought them into the limelight.

Addressing the audience, the Minister for Education, Mian Shafqat Mehmood emphasized the importance of sports and co-curricular activities for students’ personality development along with the implementation of a Single National Curriculum across Pakistan.

Mian Amir Mehmood shed light on a very important factor that the public sector universities in Pakistan collect funds of over PKR 640 million from students for holding sports events. While the day’s results show that students from the private sector have rocked the victory stand by winning 70 percent of the sports competitions in which winners from the Superior University were prominent. He also demanded the Prime Minister of Pakistan to launch a probe into the utilization of government funds being provided to public universities for sports development in comparison with practical sports contributions of the public universities.

Winners from Superior University said, that they’re truly following the vision of Rector Superior University Dr. Sumaira Rehman by being outstanding in every platform, either in academics, research, entrepreneurship, or sports. They said Superior University is effectively and efficiently contributing by providing funds and resources to the sports teams of the University.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Sohaib Maqsood Ruled Out of 2021 T20 World Cup

Pakistan has suffered a huge blow ahead of the 2021 T20 World Cup as their explosive middle-order batter, Sohaib Maqsood has been ruled out of the mega event due to a back injury. Sohaib suffered a back injury during Southern Punjab’s encounter against Northern in the ongoing 2021 National T20 Cup.

Sohaib was recently recalled to Pakistan’s T20 setup after a sublime run of form in domestic cricket in the past year. He was named player of the tournament in the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and scored heavily in the previous edition of the National T20 Cup and Pakistan One Day Cup.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that Sohaib will not be a part of the T20 World Cup squad and the announcement of his replacement is expected to be announced soon. It is expected that one of Azam Khan or veteran middle-order batter, Shoaib Malik will make their way into the squad in place of Sohaib.

PCB has already made three changes to their initial 2021 T20 World Cup squad with former captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, and Haider Ali coming into the squad at the expense of Azam Khan, Khushdil Shah, and Mohammad Hasnain.

The deadline to announce the official 15-man squad for the tournament is 10 October as set by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Source: Pro Pakistani

ARY Network is Launching an HD Sports Channel

Pakistan’s first High Definition (HD) sports channel, ‘A Sports’ is set to be launched on 16 October. A Sports is the initiative of ARY Digital Network, which is owned by Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Karachi Kings’ owner, Salman Iqbal.

Former Pakistan captain, Wasim Akram, has been announced as the President of the TV channel. Akram said that he is delighted to be a part of the channel and expressed his gratitude to Salman Iqbal for giving him this opportunity. Akram added that Pakistan’s first HD sports channel is an exciting development in sports and media for the country.

Pakistan cricket fans will be able to enjoy the upcoming 2021 T20 World Cup in HD as A Sports has secured the broadcasting rights for the mega event. The tournament is set to commence on 17 October with the first round of the competition set to be played in Oman and UAE.

Pakistan’s first match of the tournament will be played against arch-rivals India in the Super 12s round encounter on 24 October at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Men in Green will then face New Zealand in a high-octane clash on 26 October at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

All the matches of the T20 World Cup will be broadcasted on the latest channel in HD quality.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Govt taking concrete steps for development, prosperity of AJK: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says government is taking steps for the development and prosperity of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Talking to President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Barrister Sultan Mahmood in Islamabad today (Saturday), he said steps are also being taken for promotion of tourism in the region.

The Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan is taking special interest in the development of Azad Kashmir and the welfare of the people of the region.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said Mirpur-Mangla road is about to complete which will resolve the travelling issue of the area.

He said plans to link the two-lane road from Lilla to Jhelum with Azad Kashmir via Mangla are also under consideration, which will usher in a new era of communication with Kashmir.

The project will limit the journey from Kashmir to Islamabad to one hour and will also boost tourism activities in the area.

The Minister said voice of Kashmiri people will be heard all over the world by launching regular PTV broadcasts in Azad Kashmir.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Crackdown against unvaccinated people continues across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The action against unvaccinated people across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is continuing.

In Peshawar, the teams of the health department vaccinated twenty-two commuters on spot at various terminals of Bus Rapid Transit.

In Mardan, the teams of district administration arrested seventeen shopkeepers for non-vaccination and sealed eighteen shops.

In Charsadda and Nowshera districts, several shopkeepers were also arrested besides sealing fifteen shops due to violation of Covid.

Source: Radio Pakistan