KARACHI: National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Sindh Government Press (SGP) will kick off the inaugural Naya Nazimabad Quaid-i-Azam Departmental Football Tournament when they meet in the opening game at the KMC Stadium on Sunday.
The draws for the tournament were held on Saturday evening, throwing up a fiery Chaman derby between Muslim Trading and Pak-Afghan Clearing Agency and an all-Karachi clash between Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and Karachi United amongst the highlights.
Despite rumours that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) were also due to take part in the 16-team tournament, the first in Karachi since the NBP Presidents Cup in January, they were not in the draw and their place was taken by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).
Group ‘A’: Sui Southern Gas Company, Gwadar Port Authority, Pakistan Steel Mills, Sindh Police.
Group ‘B’: Khan Research Laboratories, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limeted, Pakistan Power Works Department, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation.
Group ‘C’: Karachi Port Trust, Karachi United, Ashraf Sugar Mills, Asia Ghee Mills.
Group ‘D’: National Bank of Pakistan, Pak-Afghan Clearing Agency, Sindh Government Press, Muslim Trading Chaman.