Pakistan win 6 gold medals in South Asian Games

DHAKA: Pakistan won gold and silver medals in the singles event of squash to take the gold medals tally to six in the South Asian Games here on Tuesday.

The menís singles final in squash was played between Pakistanís Aamir Atlas Khan and Farhan Mehboob and Aamir defeated his cousin Farhan in three straight sets 12-10, 11-7 and 11-7 to win the gold medal.

In weightlifting, Pakistanís Usman Rathore won the gold medal in 94kg category of weightlifting while Khurram Shehzad, also from Pakistan, secured gold for the country in -85kg.

In kabaddi, Pakistan thrashed Bangladesh 17-11 while Zahid Iqbal won gold for the country in judo.

In all, Pakistanís tally of medals reached 16 Ė six gold, eight silver and two bronze while
India are still going ahead of all the participating countries with 17 the Games.

The fourth group, consisting of 56 players, of Pakistan contingent left here for Dhaka, Bangladesh to take part in the South Asian Games.