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Sports: Shooting: Parvez Abbasi Open Shooting C’ship begins today

Karachi: The inaugural edition of Parvez Abbasi Open Shooting Championship commences today (Friday) here at the Pakistan Navy’s Shooting Range in PNS Karsaz.

Expert marksmen and women from all over the country will participate in various categories of the event. Over 300 competitors will compete in disciplines of Air Pistol, Skeet, and Trap during the three-day competition.

The annual event is being launched to celebrate the life and achievements of Parvez Abbasi, the Founding Secretary of the National Rifle Association and one of the key drivers of the sport of shooting in Pakistan.

This is a unique event is Pakistan’s shooting calendar. As an Open Shooting Championship members of the public, as well as teams representing the Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force, Sindh, Punjab, Baluchistan, KPK, Gilgit B, FRA, HEC, Sindh Police and SSU Sindh Police are eligible to participate in the event.

All events will be conducted as per rules laid out by the International Shooting Sport Federation, governing body of the Olympic Shooting events in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun disciplines.

The closing ceremony will be held on August 13. Mrs Askara Abbasi, wife of late Mr Parvez Abbasi, will be the Chief Guest at the occasion.

Parvez Abbasi was the Founder Secretary General of the Sindh Rifle Association, from 1962 till 1976. He was then elected the Executive Vice President, a post he held till his death.

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