Pakistan Green defeats India in Int’l Kabaddi Taakra

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LAHORE, Jan 13 (APP):Punjab Sports Minister Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti said Punjab govt would make maximum efforts for the
 promotion of sports particularly kabaddi in the province."We will hold more such international sports events in
future". Pakistan Green kabaddi team defeated India by 40-29 to 
clinch the title of International Kabaddi Taakra at Punjab Stadium on
Sunday.
	The third place went to Pakistan White team which toppled Iran
by a margin of 31-24. Musharraf Janjua and Jaabar Kamboh were
adjudged best stopper and raider of main final match
respectively.
	In the 3rd/4th place clash, the honours of best stopper and
raider were grabbed by Nafees Gujjar and Irfan Mana
respectively. Rs. 16 lakh cash prizes were given to
participating teams.
	Senior Punjab Minister Abdul Aleem Khan, Punjab Sports Minister
Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti, Minister of Punjab for Industries,
Commerce and Investment Mian Aslam Iqbal, PKF President Shafay
Hussain, Secretary Sports Punjab Nadeem Mehboob, Director
General Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar and DG Iran Consulate Ali
Akbar Rezai were the guests of honour on the final day.
	Punjab Sports Minister Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti, PKF President
Shafay Hussain and Director General Sports Punjab Nadeem
Sarwar distributed prizes among the leading performers of
the tournament.
	POA General Secretary Khalid Mehmood, PKF Rana Sarwar, Director
Sports Hafeez Bhatti, PBF General Secretary Wajid Ali Ch,
Deputy Directors Tariq Wattoo, Shahid Nizami, Tournament
Director Shahid Faqeer Virk, Guinness World Record Holder M
Muneer, folk singer Akram Rahi were also present in the stadium.
	Pakistan Green team showed great kabaddi skills and dominated
the proceedings right from the beginning. Indian players
also exhibited good performance but they could not score
enough points to win the game.
	Indian skipper Partap Singh and his players Harjeet Singh, 
Sandeep Singh, Kuldeep Singh, Naresh and Mikki showed good form 
for their team.
	Thousands of kabaddi fans were there in the stadium to cheer
the participating teams. Traditional dances of all four
provinces were also presented on this occasion.Top folk singer
Akram Rahi and other performers attracted the audience through
their lively performances.
	Players of all the teams took round of stadium on 'Bhaggis'.
National anthems of Pakistan, Iran and Indian teams were also
presented at the stadium.