KARACHI: Alamgir Anwar Shaikh, who has worked for the Pakistan Billiards & Association (PBSA) for eight years, has now been appointed Chairman of the country’s regulatory body for sign sports. He has succeeded Ali Asghar Valika, who has now been appointed Chief Protector of PBSA.
The notification issued by PBSA here a few days ago confirmed Alamgir Shaykh’s appointment as the new Chairman of the Board. Previously served as Deputy Chair of the Association since 2016.
He also served as PBSA President in 2008, twice being elected to the coveted post over a four-year term. He was absent from the 2016 election in which candidate Munawwar Hussain Shaikh defeated Sarwar Siddiqui in a fiercely-fought presidential election for the first time in the Association’s history.
There was no such contest in 2016 as neither Munawwar Shaikh did not run again and no one else submitted a nomination letter and Jawed Karim, with his entire team, was elected unopposed for the next four-year term, starting in 2020.
Asghar Valika, thought to have revived the dormant sign sport in Pakistan, served as PBSA President for 20 years, from 1988 to 2008, before a government decision prompted him to vacate the seat.