Sports: Shooting: Parvez Abbasi Open Shooting Championship bursts into action from today

Karachi:The second edition of Parvez Abbasi Open Shooting Championship will begin from today (Tuesday) here at the Pakistan Navy’s shooting range at PNS Karsaz.

The tournament is open to everyone including general public as well as teams representing Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force, Police and other law enforcement agencies. Last year, Navy shooters won most number of medals.

Over 400 shooters will compete in Air Pistol, Skeet and Trap categories during the six-day tournament.

This annual event is held to celebrate the life and achievements of Parvez Abbasi, the founding secretary of the National Rifle Association and the driving force behind promotion of shooting sports in Pakistan.

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

The six-day tournament will conclude on August 12.

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