From 7-12th August 2018, 2nd Parvez Abbasi Open Shooting Championship is going to start at the Pakistan Navy’s shooting range at PNS Karsaz, in Karachi.
This is a distinctive event in Pakistan’s shooting calendar, as the tournament keeps its door open for everyone even for general public and as well as representing Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force, Police and other law enforcement agencies.
More than 400 shooters will participate in Air Pistol, Skeet and Trap categories in tournament which will last for six days. This yearly occasion is organized to celebrate the life and successes of Parvez Abbasi, the founding secretary of the National Rifle Association and the main drive inside is to promote to shooting sports in Pakistan.
All the events will be directed as per rules made by International Shooting Sport Federation, governing body of the Olympic Shooting events in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun categories. Telling about the events at a press conference, Commodore Ghazanfar Abbas, Director of the Parvez Abbasi Open Shooting Championship, said, “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 honouring Parvez Abbasi’s legacy in this way”.
Commodore Ghazanfar Abbas paid his gratitude to the Abbasi family, especially to Mrs. Askara Abbasi, wife of late Parvez Abbasi who patronizes the event and provides yet further chances to sports fans to take part in ranking event.
Mrs. Askara Abbasi will be the chief guest at the ending ceremony arranged to be held on August 12, 2018.
About (Late) Parvez Abbasi
Parvez Abbasi was the founder Secretary General of the Sind Rifle Association for the period from 1962 to 1976. After then he was elected the Executive Vice President and held this office till his death along with being the Secretary General of the National Rifle Association of Pakistan from 1972 to 1998 before being elected the Executive Vice President in 1998.
Parvez Abbasi kept the national record in the Rapid Fire Pistol for 30 years as he was an active sportsman and also won 12 National Medals in different Pistol events. He also got the chance to represent Pakistan as a player and Captain of the National team in the Asian Games in Tehran.
He represented Pakistan with different designations in various International events Commonwealth Games/ Asian Games /Olympic Games /SAAF Games (as Judge /manager/ Captain /Player/Secretary General SAAF Shooting Association) and due to his efforts Pakistan appeared first time in the Olympics 2000. At the Olympics in Greece in 2004, he took part as jury member for shooting. After battling with cancer for four years, he died on the July 25, 2006.