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Bilawal to bear higher education expenses of young cueist Naseem Akhtar

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has agreed to sponsor the expenses of young cueist Naseem Akhtar to receive higher education. The young cueist recently won recently won the International Billiard and Snooker Federation (IBSF) U18 World Championship in Beijing, China. The cueist recently had requested Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to award him a scholarship so he can pursue higher education. However, the premier has appeared reluctant to fulfill his wish. Javed Karim, Vice President…

Pakistan’s Naseem Akhtar wins IBSF World U-18 Snooker Championship

BEIJING: Pakistan cueist Mohammad Naseem Akhtar has won the third International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) World U18 Snooker Championship in Beijing, China. The 16-year-old defeated China’s Peifan Lei in the final on Tuesday by five frames against three after initially struggling and later went on to win 20-62(50), 69-68, 37-71, 19-57, 127-06(56), 85-40, 61-37, 74-08. Naseem has become the first ever Pakistani to win a junior world title in snooker. The event was contested by 48 cueists from 29 countries.…