Pakistan bags 5 more gold in SAF games

DHAKA: Pakistan succeeded to win five more gold medals in the 11th South Asian Federation (SAF) Games here on Saturday, taking its current gold medals tally to 11, Geo news reported.

Basharat Ali of Pakistan won gold medal in discus throw in the athletics event at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

Pakistan defeated India, scoring 37 goals against 31, in the final of handball event while Maaz Khan and Maratab Ali Shah of Pakistan won gold medals in visho.

Aamer Atlas and Mansoor Zaman got Pakistan gold medal, defeating India in the final of squash team event.

Pakistani runner Haq Nawaz clocked 52.52 seconds to win the 400 metres hurdles while compatriot Liaquat Ali seized the bronze medal in 200 metres dash by clocking 1.27 seconds behind India''s Abdul Najeeb Qureaisi. Shehan Saearuwan of Sri Lanka took the silver medal.

Nadir Baloch, Naimatullah, Mohammad Waseem and Aamer Khan reached semi-finals in various categories of boxing.