PPL Balochistan Football Cup 2016 enters the final round

Quetta, August 6, 2016: Governor Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai inaugurated the final round of PPL Balochistan Football Cup 2016 sponsored by Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) at a ceremony held on August 6 at the Ayub Football Stadium, Quetta. Commander Southern Command, Lieutenant General Aamer Riaz HI (M) and Minister for Sports, Balochistan Mir Mujeeb ur Rehman Muhammad Hasani along with other officials, area notables and media personnel were present on the occasion.

We want peace and socio-economic uplift for our community and the future generation and the government is making every effort to ensure this, said Achakzai while appreciating PPL as sponsor of the tournament in a move towards generating positive social change in the province.

The mega event that commenced on July 26, 2016 saw 26 qualifying round matches played between 32 teams of six provincial divisions Quetta, Kalat, Makran, Sibi, Zhob and Naseerabad.

Teams of Qilla Abdullah (Chaman), Harnai, Loralai, Khuzdar, Turbat, Kharan, Quetta and Jaffarabad have qualified to play the quarter finals scheduled on August 7 and 8 to be followed by semi-finals on August 10 and final on August 12.

PPL has allocated a Rs. 15 million budget for the tournament with attractive incentives and prizes for all teams playing the qualifying and final rounds.

MD & CEO PPL Syed Wamiq Bokhari thanked the community for their presence and acknowledged districts and provincial government of Balochistan, Southern Command and HQ 33 Division and the Pakistan Football Association for assistance and effective management of the tournament.

PPL and Balochistan have a long association built over more than 60 years with the discovery of Sui Gas Field in 1952. The company has undertaken notable Corporate Social Responsibility endeavours in the province which has benefitted the local community as well as the province at large.