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KARACHI, October 11, 2013 – Jubilee Life Insurance Company Limited, the largest insurance provider in the private sector, is associated with the game of snooker since year 2008 through sponsoring various events held by Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA). The most recent one, Jubilee Insurance 3rd Ranking Snooker Championship, produced the top ranking cueist of the country, Shahid Aftab. Aftab will be making his international debut during the 2013 IBSF World Snooker Championship to be staged in Latvia, in November.
Jubilee Life sponsored four major games this year organized by PBSA which included Jubilee Insurance 5th National Junior (U21) Snooker Championship, 38th Jubilee Insurance National Snooker Championship, Jubilee Insurance Asian Snooker Championship – 2013 and Jubilee Insurance 3rd Ranking Snooker Championship.
Talking about promoting the sport, Mr. Javed Ahmed, CEO & Managing Director of Jubilee Life said, “Jubilee Life believes that it is our social responsibility to promote the young talent of Pakistan especially in the game of snooker that has produced world champions. Such championships are vital for our players to bring out their talent and we are delighted to be associated with the sport of snooker. We look forward to see them represent our country at the global level as well.”
The PBSA President, Mr. Alamgir Shaikh, appreciating Jubilee Insurance’s effort to promote this game said, “Jubilee Insurance has been a great supporter of snooker since so many years which not only encourages us to promote the Pakistani talent in snooker but also boosts the morale of our players. We look forward for their continued support in order to provide exposure to our young players on both national and international level.”
Many new players are putting in great determination and efforts in this game and showing their class. In these times, snooker and PBSA is highly relying upon sponsors like Jubilee Insurance to help them push new talent forward. “Snooker needs more exposure and greater opportunities as a game as there is a lot of talent in the country who needs to come up front and Jubilee Life will always provide support to snooker. Some players like, Mohammed Asif, has performed tremendously well and are the pride of this nation. We expect them to play equally good at international level and challenge world-class players,” said Mr. Tahir Ahmed, CEO & Managing Director Jubilee General.
Snooker is one of the oldest indoor games in Pakistan, generating many talented players every year. It’s one of the most played games in Pakistan, every street even the most remote area, has a club of its own. Snooker is not just simply a pool of balls to be hit by a stick for no reason. It requires not just physical effort but a lot of mental effort also goes in making it a stressful game for its players. Despite that, Pakistan ranks second amongst Asian countries in snooker. Over the past few years, snooker has generated world class players such as Mohammed Asif, Mohammed Yousuf and Saleh Mohammed.
Jubilee Insurance is a global brand of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) that offers diverse insurance solutions (life, health and general) in the Asian and East African markets. Jubilee Life in Pakistan offers uniquely designed range of life and health insurance plans, catering to various customer segments and needs. These include retirement, child education, marriage, saving & protection, wealth accumulation, insurance plans for women, rural insurance plans and life and health insurance solutions for the less privileged of our country.