Essa wins Media Snooker Tournament

ISLAMABAD: Top seed Essa Naqvi from Dunya TV defeated Afzal Javed of Jehan Pakistan by 3-1 in the final of Media Snooker Tournament organized by National Press Club (NPC) Islamabad.

According to a press release issued here Thursday, PML-N leader and President Pakistan Green Task Force Dr. Jamal Nasir and Chairman NEXL group Dr. Munir Ahmad Chaudhy were the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony while President NPC Farooq Faisal Khan, Secretary Shahryar Khan, President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) Afzal Butt, Secretary Islamabad Billiards and Snooker Association Faheem Anwar Khan, Chairman Tournament Committee Mohsin Ali, members Zulfiqar Baig, Nasir Naqvi and other dignities were also present on the occasion.

In the final Essa Naqvi overcame the fancied Afzal Javed 3-1 in the best- of-five-frame final with the scores of 39-28, 41-35, 32-51 and 42-40.

In semi final round Afzal Javed outclassed Ahmed Mansoor by 3-0 and Essa Navi thrashed Ziaffat Abbasi by 3-1.

Speaking on the occasion PML-N leader and President Pakistan Green Task Force Dr. Jamal Nasir said Pakistan won many international snooker titles including world title and that the game should be declared essential in the education sector to find out more talent in the country.

Chairman NEXL group Dr. Munir Ahmad Chaudhy lauded the efforts made by NPC to organize healthy activities for the journalist community and assure his full cooperation in future as well.