By Umar Daraz wazir
North Waziristan Agency, July 5, 2012: Alikhel Shugee won the Faqir AP Memorial Cricket tournament by defeating Khushali in the final match with 63 runs.
Pakistan army sponsored ‘Faqir AP Memorial Cricket tournament in Razmak’ as a gesture of peace, ended in Razmak North Waziristan Agency. In this tournament Pakistan Army, FC and several local cricket teams participated.
The final match was played between Khushali and Ali Khel Shugee cricket teams. The Shugee team played first and scored 223 runs and lost 8 wickets in the fixed twenty over. In response, Khushalle was all the batsmen lost to 160 runs and resultantly lost the match by 63 runs.
In the Razmak Scouts Camp, thousands of local tribal thronged to watch the final match. Brigadier Allauddin Babar of the 212 Brigade was the chief guest. Babar said in this cricket tournament is the sign that if people are provided with such opportunities and support, they would like to participate and live in peace and harmony with each others.
“It proves that there are no law and order problems in Razmak”, said Babrar, hoping that people will become part of such positive activities in the future.
Assistant Political Agent Razmak, Muhammad Tahir said on this occasion that the tournament was held with the active support of Political Administration and Pakistan Army, and ended well with the cooperation of the local people. This tournament was gift from the government to the local people.
Malik Shamallee Khan told FRC, that this was interaction between the government and public and as a good gesture and a sign of peace. “We welcome such activities from government side and ready for every kind of sacrifice for sake of peace”, he added.
In the end, Brigadier Allauddin Babar and Muhammad Tahir distributed cash and prizes among the players.