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Monday, May 15, 2017

Jalaluddin hails Toyota Highway Motors’ Go Green Mission


By Ehsan Qureshi 
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Prominent members of cricketing community have come out to make Karachi green and joined hands with Toyota Highway Motors in planting trees in a bid to check growing environmental pollution to some extent.

Noted cricketers like Pakistan's most successful outgoing captain Misbah-ul-Haq, spin magician of his time, Iqbal Qasim, former Test opener, Sadiq Mohammed, former Test all-rounder Ejaz Faqih, hockey Olympian and 1984 Los Angeles gold medalist, Hasan Sardar, and ex-Junior and a member of 1979 Junior World Cup winning team in France Jan Mohammed, are among the figures who have planted trees to go all out with the slogan one tree each to make Karachi green. 

The latest in series of the prominent sportsmen was Jalaluddin, the man who who had the distinction of accomplishing the first hat-trick in One-Day International against Australia at Niaz Stadiim Hyderabad 32 years ago. 

The former Test fast bowler and now a highly quailed coach was the guest of honour to plant a tree on May 13. Among other dignitaries to grace the occasion was the veteran journalist Abdul Qadir Qureshi, the Chief Editor of Jumbo Karachi Guide, who had been promoting Go Green cause through his reporting since he was a junior reporter.

Lack of greenery in this part of the country has been portrayed as a big problem as the governments of today and yesterday showed least interest in developing greenery in the wake of all time high environmental pollution, more specially in Karachi, the world's seventh populous city which is the business hub of the country but far behind in greenery concept. 

While other organizations have had limited success to meet national expectations in this regard, Toyota Highway Motors, just a few kilometers from Sohrab Goth (Zero Point) on Super Highway, has come out with the daunting task to share the mission to make Karachi Green and to slightly remove the stigma on this once city of lights. 

Having set a target of planting 5,000 trees as initial count for their mission, the company’s CEO Shujaat Sherwani announced that they provide one plant free of cost to each of their car buyer.

As part of the mission they introduced a unique concept of inviting Pakistan's sports legends to promote the slogan of Green Karachi. 

This slogan started with Pakistan's most successful test captain Misbah-ul-Huq who was visibly moved by the idea and highly appreciative of the same while planting a tree along Super Highway, followed by other legends. 

With carrying out the mission of this Green Slogan, Shujaat Sherwani extended warm reception to the eminent visitors, also awarding them attractive shields besides paying them tributes for their services and bringing fame and name to Pakistan. 

"It has always been my passion to honour sporting legends and be a humble promoter of Go Green and this has doubled my enthusiasm,” he observed in a brief speech on the occasion. Maintaing their tradition officials of the Toyota Highway Motors led by its CEO Shujaat Sherwani, General Manager Sales and Marketing, Shad Ali Khan, Ahsan Sherwani, Manager Sales, Irfan Zaidi, gave a standing ovation to both Jalaluddin and Abdul Qadir Qureshi. 

Giving his reaction, Jalaluddin said initially he was reluctant to come for a visit here because of lack of information, but now he was highly impressed with the missionary zeal being exhibited by Shujaat and his team for a noble cause besides extending a true respect to country's legendary figures.

"Go Green is a great concept and our country badly needs to overcome the serious problem of environmental changes which is risking the lives of millions of Karachiites. I am highly impressed to see lots of trees having been planted already,” he complimented. 

He described it a great mission and said that the one-car-one-tree was certainly a unique and novel idea to promote the cause. 

He said that he felt himself proud for planting a tree here and he will come again to see his plant having grown as a big tree consuming pollution to some extent. 

Shujaat Shewani appreciated the services rendered by Abdul Qadir Qureshi in the domain of journalism through his positive reporting skills and regretted that presently positivity was on the way to extinction with negativity having taken strong roots. 

The veteran journalist, in his speech, enlightened the gathering by sharing his experiences, particularly those related to coverage of various Presidents and Prime Ministers during their visits abroad. 

On the occasion, Shujaat Sherwani presented a Max Dirt Track official shirt to Jalaluddin which is designed to promote newly developed world class track in Hub on Sindh-Balochistan borders. He recalled that Captain of 2009 World T20 winning team Younis Khan also attended the Max Dirt Rally and took a round of track and complimented the organizers for promoting this popular sport.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Younis Khan compliments Hub Rally Cross organizers

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Pakistan’s ace Test batsman and ex-captain Younis Khan has complimented the organizers for conducting the exciting Hub Rally Cross at the newly developed Max Dirt Arena 40-KM outside Karachi. 

“It’s an exciting and thrilling motorsport and organizer deserved praise and credit for their effort,” he told media corps upon arrival after having fishing overnight round in Gadani Balochistan. The chief organizer of the Rally, Shujaat Sherwani, was also present on the occasion. 

Younis Khan, who took a round of the newly inaugurated track, said he had more shocks in cricket than during his short drive with Shujaat Sherwani.

“I enjoyed the ride and it was good experience and it was a fun. I wish I could drive fast like Mr. Sherwani did,” he added after the round. 

However, he said, it was a giant effort of the organizers to bring many skilled drivers for the competition and he was also pleasantly surprised by the large number of audience and supporters of motorsport outside Karachi. 

Younis Khan said that he was also surprised to watch different kinds of vehicles and the enthusiastic participants, foreseeing lots of potential and talent in motorsport in Pakistan. Shujaat Sherwani presented Max Dirt Hub Rally Cross Shirt to 2009 World T20 winning Captain Younis Khan. 

Upon arrival at the venue the cricket celebrity was thronged by large number of fans and supporters. Demonstrating sporting spirit and smile Younis Khan have dozens of selfies with the public. He also distributed Toyota Highway Motor Caps on behalf of the organizers.

Asad Khoro outsmarts Nadir Magsi to win Hub Rally Cross at Max Dirt arena


By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Demonstrating speed skill and control Asad Khoro won the ‘A’ Prepared Class event of Hub Rally Cross at the newly launched Max Dirt Arena in Hub on March 12. Overall 33 participants including several newcomers featured in the race as hundreds of peoples from around the area turnout to watch some of country’s top racing rally drivers in action. 

Driving 4000 cc Toyota Vigo, Asad outclassed top title contender Nadir Magsi with dazzling performance on a twisty and sandy track which also marked the opening of newly developed Max Dirt Arena. Asad clocked four minutes 53.02 seconds while covering the distance of 5 kilometers. 

The winner of Jhal Magsi, Hub Rally and Cholistan Rally, Nadir Magsi, was contended the second positon. Driving Toyota Vigo 4000 cc, Nadir Magsi took five minutes four seconds. Emerging Driver, Sahibzada Sultan Mohammad Ali, also showed brilliant controlled driving to finish third. He clocked five minutes nine seconds. 

Major (Rtd) Usman driving Mitsubishi won the Stock ‘A’ category contest. He clocked three minutes 37 seconds. Sarfraz Dhanchi finished runner-up while Naveed Wasti came third. 

The brother of Nadir Magsi, Aamir Magsi secured top spot in ‘B’ Prepared category as he clocked four minutes 54 seconds to cover the distance. Ameer Ali got second position while Kashif Khan was third. 

Ali Magsi won the ‘B’ Stock contest in three minutes and five seconds. Naveed Wasti got second position while Mian Shakeel was third. 

The ‘C’ Prepared Class winner was Talha Raees Khan with timing six minutes and three seconds. Zaheer Ali Shah ended as the runner-up. 

As expected Tushna Patel won the ladies event on her 2.5 Vigo while Mama Sheraz finished runner-up. 

The former Pakistan cricket captain, Younis Khan, also graced the occasion as he took a test drive with chief organizer Shujaat Sherwani. 

Pakistan’s top Motorsport driver Ronnie Patel lauded the contribution of Shujaat Sherwani, a diehard promoter and supporter, at the presentation ceremony. 

He appreciated the role of media for coming and covering the Rally and highlighting the achievements of the participants and supporting organizers. 

Speaking on the occasion Shujaat Sherwani felicitated the winners and applauded drivers for taking part in tough but exciting event. Ronnie Patel reckoned that the lunching of Max Dirt Arena was a milestone for the motorsport participants.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hub Rally Cross to mark opening of Max Dirt arena


By Abdul Qadir Qureshi 
(Pakistan News & Features Services)  

Some of the country’s leading drivers will be seen at an action-pack 4th Hub Rally Cross at the newly developed Max Dirt Arena at Hub in the outskirts of Karachi on March 12. The event will also mark the inauguration of 5-kM specially designed Max Dirt arena. 

Pakistan’s top driver and international rally driver, Nadir Magsi, the winner of numerous national events, will be star the attraction alongwith brother Zafar Magsi. 

Another top rally driver in the fray will be a top foreign racing driver Dr. Hironao Takashi of Japan residing in Karachi.

Dr Takashi had featured in the Formula One Race in Japan and other parts of the world. The race will be held at in eight categories in stock and prepared class from 660 cc and above. 

Other prominent participants will include Jam Kamal, Asad Khuhro, Sahibzada Sultan Muhammad, Asif Imam, Ronnie Patel his wife Tushna Patel, Sarfraz Hussain Dhanchi, Mukesh Chawla, Ahsan Sherwani, Faisal Shadikhail, Zain Mahmood and Kanwar Talha who have confirmed their entries. 

Pakistan is believed to be having a bright future in the motor sport and they got exciting drivers in the field. The organizers are being complimented for developing such a modern arena which will be a good boost the rally drivers. 

Veteran driver Ronnie Patel was eagerly forward to the event. “Like always it will be exciting and competitive and provide the platform for the upcoming drivers,” he remarked. 

Toyota Highway Motors is launching Max Dirt Arena at Hubco Road to prepare and groom talented riders, chief organizer Shujaat Sherwani said. 

“We are launching this inaugural Hub Rally Cross event as a build-up for 2017 Hub Rally planned to be held in Thar later this year. The winners in eight categories will be decided on best timing of three lapses,” he disclosed.

Former Pakistan cricket captain and the leading Test scorer for the country, Younis Khan, featured among the special guests invited to attend the race and may have round of the track. 

Meanwhile some of the participants have practice and training session at the arena in the build-up for the competition.