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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.…

Asif, Sajjad reach knock out stage of IBSF 6-Reds Snooker Championship

Sharm-el-Sheikh: Both the Pakistan cueists have qualified for the knock out stage of International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) team snooker championship being played at Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt. Pakistan’s former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif booked his berth for knockout stage of the event by defeating Alaa Elsaed of Egypt. He faced only single defeat from Indian Dharminder Lilly. Mohammad Sajjad, in group M, has won all 4 of his matches he played and qualified for knockout stage. Total 172…