HistoryPakistan Badminton Federation was formed in 1953. Mr. Sultan F. Hussain was the first Secretary General and Nawab Mamdot first President of Pakistan Badminton Federation, participated in first Thomas Cup 1954, when it beat Sri Lanka 9-0.Shamshad Ali, Lateef Gania, Irshad Ahmad, Menen Soares, Saeed Malik and Rustam arucha represented Pakistan. Later Prominent Pakistan Badminton players were Nazir Rajput, Akram Beg, Masood Khan, S. Naqi Mohsin, Salah ud din and Fazal Haq. In the Ladies Elsie Hunt, Talat Sultana, Nighat Sultana, Ismat Saeed and Ghazala Wadood were prominent players having won the titles a number of times. The golden period of Badminton was when S. Naqi Mohsin took over as Secretary General in 1973. During his period Pakistan Badminton Team put up the best ever performance in 1974 Asian Games held in Tehran, Iran. Pakistan beat Japan 3-0 and Korea 3-1 and reached the semifinals. Japan and Korea were considered Badminton Giants.
Basic Imformation About PBFPakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) is the national governing body for the management and development of the Badminton game in the country. PBF was formed in 1953 and started its activities in the same year. Nawab Mamdot and Mr. Sultan F. Hussain became the first President and Secretary General of the Federation respectively. PBF is affiliated with the World Badminton Federation (WBF) and Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC). Awais Zahid and Palwasha Basheer are the current National Badminton Champions and Awais Zahid and Mahoor Shahzad are current Pakistan Number 1. Other prominent players are Murad Ali ,Abdur Rehman,Rizwan Azam,Irfan Saeed,Azeem Sarwar,Raja Husnain,Hashir Bashir in Men and Khizra Rasheed,Saima Waqas , Sehram Akram , Sara Mahmand and Javeria Tahir in Ladies.
Work of PBF
In July 2002In July 2002, the new Badminton Federation came into being with Saiyed Mohib Asad as its President and Aamer Hayat Khan Rokhri as its Secretary General. S. Naqi Mohsin was elected as Senior vice President. It was with the combined efforts of these gentlemen, that a new spirit was infused in the game. During the short period of two years, Pakistan Badminton players were sent to participate in Eight International Tournament. Six All Pakistan Ranking, Tournament and two Nationals were held with cash prizes of over one hundred thousand rupees in each tournament. Saiyed Mohib Asad and Aamer Hayat Khan Rokhri were elected President and Secretary General of South East Asian Badminton Federation. Wajid Ali and Asma Butt are the current National Champions. Other prominent players are Omer Zeeshan, Ahsan Qamar, Muhammad Waqas Ahmad, Tahir Ishaque, Ashraf Masih and Rizwan Asghar Rana in Men and Ayesha Akram, Usma Butt, Farzana Saleem and Saima Manzoor in Ladies. Ayesha Akram won Bronze medal in Ladies Singles of First Islamic countries International Tournament held in Tehran in January 2005.
Goldenperiodof BadmintonThe golden period of Badminton was when S. Naqi Mohsin took over as Secretary General in 1973. During his period Pakistan Badminton Team put up the best ever performance in 1974 Asian Games held in Tehran, Iran. Pakistan beat Japan 3-0 and Korea 3-1 and reached the semifinals. Japan and Korea were considered Badminton Giants. Hassan Shaheed and Javed Iqbal were sent by PBF to participate in four European International Tournaments, where they reached the quarter finals in Men's Doubles. Hassan Shaheed beat European champion in All England championships. Tariq, Wadood, undoubtedly the best Badminton player of Pakistan was sent to peoples Republic of China with the Pakistan Badminton team. Later on Tariq Wadood reached the finals in the Badminton championship held in Beijing China in 1978. Mr. S. Naqi Mohsin was elected Vice President, Asian Badminton Confederation and was elected member Executive Council of International Badminton Fedreation in 1975, the only Pakistani to achieve this distinction.
- In 1974, the Pakistan Badminton Team put up their best ever performance in the Asian Games held in Tehran, Iran. Pakistan beat Japan 3-0 and Korea 3-1 and reached the semi finals whereas Japan and Korea were considered Badminton Giants.
- Hassan Shaheed and Javed Iqbal participated in four European International Tournaments and reached the quarter finals in Men's Doubles. Hassan Shaheed beat European Champion in All England Championships.
- In 1978, Mr. Tariq Wadood reached the final of the Badminton Championship, held in Beijing, China.
- Ayesha Akram won a Bronze medal in Ladies Singles at the First Islamic Countries International Tournament held in Tehran in January 2005.
- 10th South Asian Games, Colombo, Sri Lanka, won Bronze medal. In 2010 Palwasha Bashir managed to secure the bronze medal in the women's singles event at the South Asian Games held in Dhaka
International badmintonThe Pakistan International is an international badminton tournament held in Pakistan organised by Pakistan Badminton Federation.In 2004, this tournament known as Pakistan Satellite and the International Badminton Federation has graded the tournament with "A grade" and its points would be included in world rangking.This tournament also became the stage for Pakistani players to compete and see their performance in international event.
Rules of BadmintonGames begin with an underarm serve, with the first server decided by a coin toss. The server aims to clear the net and land the shuttlecock in the opposite service area. The opponent must return before it hits the ground. The rally then continues until a player wins the point by hitting the shuttlecock onto the court on the opponent's side, or forces their opponent to hit the shuttlecock either into the net or out of play. Badminton's scoring system changed in December 2005. Previously players could only score a point on their own service. Under the new "rally point" system, a player can gain a point even if they did not serve for that particular point. Games are played up to 21 points. If each player reaches 20 points, the game continues until one player is two points ahead. If both players reach 29 points, the next point is the winner. Matches are decided on the best of three games.
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