- Tennis in Pakistan
The Pakistan Table Tennis Federation (PTTF)
The national federation for Table Tennis PTTF was formed in 1951 in Lahore and since then it has been striving to promote the sport in the country. The Pakistan Table Tennis Federation is also a member of ITTF – International Table Tennis Federation. Many provincial associations were formed with the help of PTTF which helped in spreading the sport in various areas of Pakistan. The Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi associations of Table Tennis are the oldest.
The National Championships
In 1954, the federation successfully held its first National championship in Burt Institute. Lahore and since then the event has been taken place every year in different cities of Pakistan including Dacca (now Dhaka), Karachi, Bahawalpur, Quetta and Rawalpindi. The nationals have been conducted twice in a year also. There are both men and women players of Table Tennis in Pakistan and they show their performances in different events both in the individual and team categories.
|South Asian Games (Sri Lanka)||2006||Men’s||Bronze|
|Indian Junior Open (Gua)||2007||Boys under 15||Bronze|
|Fajr International Cadet & Junior Table Tennis Championship||2007||Junior Boys team||Bronze|
|South Asian Games (Bangladesh)||2010||Female team||Bronze|
In July, 2008 Pakistan Table Tennis Federation hosted the South Asian Table tennis Championship which took place in Karachi.
- Football in Pakistan
Pakistan National Football Team
The Pakistani team of Football is striving hard to be successful in this very popular sport of the world. The brief profile and status of our team is as below:
|Nickname of the team||The Green shirts|
|Association||PFF-Pakistan Football Federation|
|Home Stadiums for Football||Jinnah Stadium, Punjab Stadium|
|Confederation||AFC ( Asian Football Cup)|
|Sub Confederation||SAFF ( South Asian Football Federation)|
Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)
This is the governing body of the National Football team of Pakistan and it is also a member of AFC Asian football Confederation. The Pakistani team has yet not been able to qualify for Asian Cup championship or the FIFA World cup but the Head coach Zaviša Milosavljević has positive expectations from the current Pakistan Football team members, which he conveyed to the press after the recent International tour of the team.
The Government of Pakistan has invested more in 2000 s and improved the infrastructure and facilities which has boosted up the spirits. Jinnah Sports stadium has a huge capacity for football lovers. The team has taken third position in the South Asian Football Federation Cup twice and has been runners up in Merdeka Cup once. The team also finished second in the Quaid-e-Azam Tournament twice. The biggest competition of Football in Pakistan is the National Football Challenge Cup for which great matches are played every year.
- Boxing in Pakistan
History of Boxing in Pakistan
Pakistan has been participating in Boxing since its birth. The first Boxing Championship on the national level was held in 1948 in Karachi. Since then the Pakistani Boxers have been playing and making progress in slow but steady pace.
Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF)
The governing body of Boxing in our country is Pakistan Boxing Federation which is the member of AIBA – International Amateur Boxing Federation and also FAAB – Federation of Asian Amateur Boxing. Mr. Doda Khan Bhutto is serving as the President and Mr. Muhammad Akram Khan as the Secretary General of the federation. Two International Boxing tournaments have been conducted by PBF.
Pakistani Boxers and their Achievements
Pakistan has been winning many medals in the Asian Boxing championships and Asian Games for decades. The main achievements are as follows:
|Event||Year||Boxer / Boxing Team||Achievements|
|Common Wealth Games, Scotland||1970||Samad Mir||Bronze Medal|
|Asian Boxing Championship||1983||Team||Winner|
|Olympics Games (Seoul)||1988||Hussain Shah||Bronze Medal|
|Olympics Games (Korea)||1996||Asghar Ali Shah||Gold Medal|
|Common Wealth Games, Manchester||2002||Haider Ali||Gold Medal|
|World Boxing Championship, Moscow||2003||Noman Karim||Bronze Medal|
|Asian Boxing Championship, Vietnam||2003||Team||Winner|
|9th SAF Games, Islamabad||2004||Team||10 Gold Medals|
|18th Common Wealth Games, Melbourne||2006||Mehar Ullah||Silver Medal|
|10th South Asian Games, Colombo||2006||Team||7 Gold, 3 Silver|