Published On: Thu, Feb 8th, 2018
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PG Dept. University of Peshawar win Inter-College Games overall trophy

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PESHAWAR: Post Graduate Department University of Peshawar clinched the overall trophy by securing 74 points after winning eight gold medals in different disciplines of the University of Peshawar Inter-College Games which concluded here at University Campus ground on Wednesday.

Former World Champion Qamar Zaman was the chief guest on this occasion. Professor Dr. Hizbullah, Chairman Environmental Science, University of Peshawar, Professor Dr. Ishaq, founder member of the University College, President Sports Committee Professor Mohammad Saeed Khan, Secretary General AIPs Asia Amjad Aziz Malik, Director General Sports and former international athlete Bahre Karam, AD Saleem Khan, players and large number of spectators were also present.

Post Graduate Department University of Peshawar secured gold medal in volleyball, tennis, table tennis, hockey, football, cricket, badminton and gold silver medals in athletics, basketball and third position in Kabaddi by securing 74 points, followed by Government College Peshawar with 54 points after winning gold medals in handball, basketball while silver medals in badminton, hockey, kabaddi, squash, table tennis, tennis, tug of war and volleyball.

Govt Degree College Matra with 19 points by winning gold medal in athletic and got third positions in badminton, handball, squash, and volleyball. A total of 30 affiliated colleges too, part in 13 different games including athletics. Edwards College Peshawar took 9 points after securing third position in basketball, table tennis and tennis. Govt College for Commerce and Management Science Charsadda won gold medal in tug of war, Govt Superior Science College Peshawar won gold medal in Kabaddi. Govt College Badhber secured third position in hockey and tug of war, Govt Degree College Landikotal secured silver medal in cricket.

In Athletic Meet, Government College Matra won the overall trophy for the first time in the Games history after securing 62 points and two of the promising athletes Mohammad Asif and Nouman was the key contributors.

Mohammad Asif, who was declared best athlete of the Year-2017-18, secured 48 after winning gold medals in 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, and got silver medal in 100m and 200m and bronze medal in 110 hurdles, Nouman got gold medal in 100m, and 200m. Hamza Akhtar of PG Dept. won gold medal in 110m hurdles, high jump and silver medal long jump and high jump. He secured 24 points and overall remained second for the best athlete position. Mohib Ullah of PGU won gold medal in shot put and javelin throw while bronze medal in discus throw.

Speaking on this occasion, Qamar Zaman lauded the organizing committee for organizing the event on regular basis. He said sports is vital for bringing youth to healthy activities and certainly more talent would come up at national and international levels.

He said University of Peshawar will be the first educational institution wherein there will be international standard four-glass walls facilities. He said soon after completion of the most awaited project of the four-glass wall squash complex in the Directorate of Sports University of Peshawar we would organize international squash events.


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