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His stint as a freelance writer was much longer – and probably as unstable as it was unproductive from a financial point of view.
Even three months into the job, Naveed, who was otherwise known as Asfandyar Chamkani, did not feel confident enough to accept a marital alliance that his younger sister came up with a few days before his untimely death.
The prospective bride was from Abid’s own village. But Abid turned down the proposal, saying that he would only look at the option of marriage once his job at the daily Akhbar Khyber was regularised.
Late on Saturday Abid and another colleague in the media became the latest casualties on the terrorism frontline in Peshawar. Several television and print journalists, among them the Peshawar bureau chief of Dunya TV Safiullah Gul, were also wounded in the twin explosions that rocked the busy Khyber Supermarket in the Cantonment area.
According to BBC Urdu, Abid was a resident of Chamkani village located on the outskirts of Peshawar. After his father’s death he moved to the city in search of a job that he hoped would support his family.
Abid had done his master’s in Islamic studies from University of Peshawar and joined a school run by Jamaat-e-Islami as a teacher only to switch over to journalism later on.
Abid’s mother had died when he and his two younger siblings, both females, were still young. His sisters were married off when his father was alive. But they wanted their brother to settle in life.
Several journalists from suburban Peshawar live in apartments and bachelors’ hostels located in the Khyber Supermarket, which is commercial-cum-residential area in the high security zone of the city. The offices of several newspapers and television channels are also located in the vicinity.
The Lala Restaurant – the site of the twin blasts – is a famous eatery of Peshawar and most of the journalists used to eat their dinner here. Last month, a bomb attack in the same locality claimed the life of tribal journalist Nasrullah Afridi.
Namaz-e-Janaza of a Journalist Asfandyar Chamkani was offered in Nasirabad on Sunday who died in Peshawar blast on Saturday night. Politicians, social, journalist communities and others were among other people who offered Namaz-e-Janaza of the deceased journalist Asfandyar Chamkani. He died when two blasts ripped through a market in Peshawar in the wee hours of Saturday night.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 13th, 2011.
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Opening ceremoney of Malik Saad Hockey Academy was held yesterday at Chamkani high school. Hundreds of people including old sportsmen and official of Malik Saad Trust were there. The people of Chamkani pay warm welcome to the chief guest Kiramat Ullah Khan Chagarmati on his arrival at Chamkani. He, infact was a volley ball player and having keen interest in sports. He stress on the development of sports complex in Chamkani. Amjid Aziz Malik (Geo News) says that in future we must establish football and cricket academy as well.
Furthermore cheif guest distribute hockey sticks and volley ball among the young players and take group photos. MPA Nigat Aurakzai was also present at this occasion. She takes start of opening ceremoney with hit of hockey ball with Kiramat Ullah Khan. Speaker also praise the struggle and spirit of the players as well as the sports officials of Chamkani i.e Col Zaka Ullah, Shahid Kamal, Nadir Khan and Master Alamzeb. In short speech by Col Zaka, he express that only the countless contribution of school's principle Ghani Ur Rehman can make the academy a solid shape.
Chamkani, not doubt a wonderful place of almost any sports in Peshawar whether hockey, football, cricket or volley ball. Our players are famous for thier performance and abilities from years. To maintain the old tradition of hockey and volley ball in Chamkani an academy will be starting from tommorow with the collaboration of Malik Saad Sports Trust. In this academy lots of youngster from Chamkani and its suburb will get train during specified periods and session. Tomorrow will be the opening ceremony of this academy in Govt Higher Secornday School Chamkani at 5:00 PM. The cheif guest for this event will be Karamat Ullah Khan Chagharmati (Speaker Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa Provincial Assembly) and also some well-known sports members and officials from Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa. This great effort is ensured by the struggle of Col: Zaka Ullah and Shahid Kamal.
Furthermore some matches will also be played during opening ceremony in which first friendly match will be played between CFC Seniors & Junior (Soccer) after that a hockey match by Chamkani Super King and at last a volley ball match. We invite all of you to participate the final ceremony on behalf of Chamkani.NET.
CFC almost in the final of this tournament so far. Second Semi final between Zakir & Regi will be played tomorrow at 4:00. Chief Guest for final match will be Khalid Waqar Chamkani (Ex-MPA). Most of the teams in the tournament play very well but kick out in this round. Most of them are player while some were just volunteers. Following teams were the best team in respect to players, discipline and performance.
Rest of them i want to mention are just fool.
- Warsak Road (Mashrotian)
- Scares (Da Karaye Tatwaan - Mung Rules Um Taso La Jor Kare Wo Pa De Pwege?)
- Stranglers (Da Deran Team - Dae Practice Pa Deran Kae)
- Eagle (Over Confedent Team)
- Jazba (Sam Sha Goray Mama Ta De Wem)
- Falcons (Wara De Kho OoOOR Pake Shta)
- Shalam (Barking Dogs Esp Captian).
Due to heavy rain football tournament was prosponded, and restart from Thursday. First match was played between Rigi's and Civil colony in a result Civil colony loss by 4-2, after that on Friday Stranglers beat Eagle in a tremendous match with 4-3. 2 matches were decided on Saturday between Super King Vs Brother in which Super King was badly crushed by brother with score 4-0, on same day second match was played between Shalam & Jogis, Shalam beat Jogis with 4-2.
3 matches were played on Sunday, in first match Brothers beat Falcons by 5-0 to kick out them from the tournament. While Scare was fail to defend penalties against Pearl FC and they were also out from the tournament. After that a super tousle between CFC and C-United was started, the match was very interesting just because both team having quality players. First goal was scored by Farhan Of C-United, in the same half Moxet score from center to make the tally 1-1. In second half Naveed score a responsible goal against C-United and won the match by 2-1.
Yesterday Warsak Road FC beat Civil Colony by 4-2 to kick out them from the tournament. Furthermore schedule is available on facebook.
Chamkani club off to flying start after securing 3-0 victory against Shah Alam club Charsadda on the opening day of the 2nd Chamkani Football Cup, which got under way at School ground on Tuesday. President of the Peshawar District Football Association Syed Fayyaz Ali Shah was the chief guest on this occasion who formally inaugurated the tournament. Former MPA Waqar Chamkani, Secretary of the Peshawar District Football Association Shakirullah and large number of game spectators were also present and witnessed the thrilling match. Before the start of the match the players of both the teams Chamkani club and Shah Alam club Charsadda were introduced to the chief guest. Right-winger Naveed Khan opened the account for Chamkani club while MOXET scored one goal . Shah Alam club players tried their hard to reduce the margin but they were failed to do so and thus Chamkani club won the match by 3-0. Speaking on this occasion, Syed Fayyaz Ali Shah said that the district football association is working hard for the promotion of football in the district. He also appreciated the organizers for holding the event in which teams from all across the province are taking part. He disclosed that the FIFA goal-house project is nearing to completion and with the completion of the mega project it would help in promoting football. He said soon an academy of football would be announced in Chamkani village where lot of football talent exiting. Football is a popular game and which the provincial as well as district associations have taken many steps to involve the youth. Waqar Chamkani on this occasion recalled that funds have been allocated for the construction of ground in Chamkani but after MMA government such project went to cold storage. He demanded of the present government that the allocated fund should be utilized on the construction grounds and other infrastructure in the area.
Source : The Frontier Post
In the opening match CFC defeated Shalam by 3-0 in the thrilling match witnessed by capacity crowd present on this occasion. CFC opened the account through Naveed in the 10th minute through field attempt. Shalam tried hard in the dying moments to reduce the margin but they were failed. In the same half Naveed again score a goal, in the second half Moxet from CFC score last goal of the match. This was the first of match of CFC under his captaincy.
Cheif guest was Fayaz Ali Shah (Director KPK Football Association) and other well known personalities like Shakir Ullah, Khalid Waqar, Zaka Ullah and Waheed Khan. They appreciate the struggle and management of football players.
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Chamkani Super King won the final match of the tourney yesterday, there was a great rush and enthusiasm in the ground, large number of people including elders and children were there to watch the most excited final match between Chamkani Super King and Chamkani Riders. Both teams played very well and with full discipline and struggle.
In the final match Super King defeated Riders by 2-1 in the thrilling match witnessed by capacity crowd present on this occasion. Super opened the account through Hasan in the 14th minute through field attempt. Riders tried hard in the dying moments to reduce the margin but they were failed. The village Chamkani is famous due to sports activities that is why prominent players of Hockey, Cricket, Volleyball, Soccer and Badminton invited by the organizers.
Chief Guest for the final ceremony was Saqib Ullah Khan Chamkani (MPA). Further Hockey management also invite Qazi Salahuddin (Ex-Olympion), Amjid (Geo), Waheed Khan (Right To Play), Ghani Ur Rehman (Daily Mashriq) and other hockey officials from Chamkani. In the last the chief guest distributes trophies and medal to the winner, runner up and players. He enforces to promote healthy activities in Chamkani.
Happy New Year 2010 to all fans and devoted visitors of Chamkani.net, we spend approximately 5 successful years on the cyber world. It was start of 2005 when C.NET was launched in HTML form having some limted pages about Chamkani. Further in mid 2007 a digital directory for Sokanwaal was added in order to introduce them with one another named "Malgaree Sokaniwaal" this directory was then converted into a full fledge PHP automated system labeled "S-Directory" and still working. The whole website was converted into a secure and most common web CMS Joomla in lait 2009. All the data from html website is then transfer to Joomla having some distinct features like videos, grabbing sms and ring tones from child sites, slide shows and navigation, article, news and comments using Joomla advance modules, components and plug-in. In start 2010 a new social engineering feature was launched named "S-BOOK" similar to facebook, the user can add friend, upload photos and video.
Although website was launched only for the interest and communication of Sokaniwaals but examining the log files and report i am very thankful of those visitors who doe'snt belongs to Chamkani and they take interest and publish value-able comments and Pashto material on website.
Long Live Sokanwaal - Chamkani.NET
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