By Rafiq Vayani
KARACHI: 3rd Parvez Abbasi Open Shooting Championship will run from July 25th – 28th 2019 at the Pakistan Navy Shooting Range – PNS Bahadur (Greater Area Karsaz), in Karachi.
This is a unique event in Pakistan’s shooting calendar, as 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.
Over 400 shooters will compete in Air Pistol, Skeet and Trap categories during the 04-days tournament.
This annual event is held to celebrate the life and achievements of Mr. Parvez Abbasi (Late), 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.
Parvez Abbasi Open Shooting Championship is a vital addition to the sport’s annual calendar in Pakistan. This is a great chance for budding shooters of the country, from whatever background, to compete and further hone their skills. We are delighted to be honoring Parvez Abbasi’s legacy in this way.
Our aim for this competition is to fulfill Mr. Abbasi’s dream and vision of improving the image of shooting in the country. We would like to create an inclusive learning environment for the competitors to understand the importance of the sports and to support the shooting community. With this championship we would not only like to pay homage to an inspiring man, but we would also like to incite and motivate the youth to explore their passions and follow in his footsteps of living a fulfilled Life.
We extend an appreciation to the Abbasi family, especially Mrs Askara Abbasi, wife of late Parvez Abbasi for patronizing the event and providing yet another opportunity to sports enthusiasts to compete in a ranking event and Pakistan Navy for extending all out supports for providing venue and men power for managing the event in a highly professional manners.
Mrs Askara Abbasi with her family members will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony scheduled to be held on July 28th, 2019.