Sports in Pakistan: Squash in Pakistan

by on September 14, 2012
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Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF)

Famous Pakistani squash players: Jahangir Khan and Jansher Kahn

The development and governing of Squash is done by the Pakistan Squash Federation. It is associated with the WSF World Squash Federation and ASF Asian Squash Federation.

Founded 1950
President Rao  Qamar Suleman (Air Chief)
General Secretary Abdul Wahab Marwar (Wing Cdr)
Most famous players Hashim Khan, Jahangir Khan, Jansher Khan

The Khan Family in Squash

Pakistan has proudly made great success in Squash within and outside the country since 1950. Hashim Khan was the first player who put Pakistan’s name on the top list of world squash players. He had great grip on his game with his wisdom and speed. He ruled the world of Squash for almost three decades. The talent he had is still travelling in his family generation after generation. The great names in squash like Azam Khan was his brother, Roshan Khan his cousin and Sharif Khan his son, Mohib ul Allah, Qamar Zaman and Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan his nephews have conquered the Squash world for decades.

Achievements:

Championship Player Year Position
World Open (Individual) Jahangir Khan 1981 Gold Medal
World Open (Individual) Jahangir Khan 1982 Gold Medal
World Open (Individual) Jahangir Khan 1983 Gold Medal
World Open (Individual) Jahangir Khan 1984 Gold Medal
World Open (Individual) Jahangir Khan 1985 Gold Medal
World Open (Individual) Jahangir Khan 1988 Gold Medal
World Open (Individual) Jansher Khan 1987 Gold Medal
World Open (Individual) Jansher Khan 1989 Gold Medal
World Open (Individual) Jansher Khan 1990 Gold Medal
World Open (Individual) Jansher Khan 1992 Gold Medal
World Open (Individual) Jansher Khan 1993 Gold Medal
World Open (Individual) Jansher Khan 1994 Gold Medal
World Open (Individual) Jansher Khan 1995 Gold Medal
World Open (Individual) Jansher Khan 1996 Gold Medal
10th South Asian Federation Games(Srilanka) Mansoor Zaman 2006 Gold Medal
10th South Asian Federation Games(Srilanka) Amir Atlas 2006 Silver Medal
11th South Asian Federation Games(Bangladesh) Amir Atlas 2011 Gold Medal
World Junior Squash Championship Farhan Mehboob 2011 Silver Medal

Pride of Pakistan – Jansher Khan

by on August 16, 2010
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Famous and greatest Pakistani squash player Jansher Khan

Jansher Khan is another squash player from Pakistan who has dominated the squash scene for many years. The former world number 1 was born in Noakili a town near Peshawar on 15th June 1969. His brother Mohibullah Khan (also ranked World Number 2) and Atlas Khan were also great squash players. When Jansher entered the squash arena, another Pakistani player Jehangir Khan was the World Number 1 player who totally dominated the squash scene. The five and a half years long reign of Jehangir Khan ended when Ross Norman of New Zealand defeated him in the World Open Championship in 1986. With Jehangir’s defeat, people thought that Pakistan had lost its supremacy over squash but Jansher was quick to restore the honor when he beat Australian Chris Dittmar in 1987 to win the coveted World Championship title for the first time. Jansher had earlier defeated Jehangir in the semi finals.

From then onwards all the major squash championship titles yo-yoed between Jehangir and Jansher. They played a number of matches and out of the 37 big events; Jansher won 19 whereas Jehangir was victorious 18 times. Jansher has 8 World Championships, 6 British Open, 6 Hong Kong Open and 10 Pakistan Open titles to his credit. During his time, Jansher played against some of the big names of the squash world and was victorious most of the time.

Jansher’s personal life was marred by many controversies but his dedication, devotion and professionalism towards squash remains unmatched. The winner of 99 international titles and the six times world number 1 announced his retirement from Squash in 2001.

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