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MULTAN: Former four-time champions WAPDA and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) were off to an impressive start in the Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) which began at the Qasim Bagh Stadium in Multan on Saturday night.
Both WAPDA and PAF produced identical 1-0 wins over their respective rivals Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and Army.
The WAPDA-SSGC match was extremely tough with both sides making concerted efforts to penetrate. After a barren first half Mohammad Bilal produced the winner for WAPDA in the 69th minute.
Meanwhile in the other show, PAF, featuring mostly experienced players, were offered tough resistance by the young side of Army. Samad Khan put PAF in front with a fine strike in the 17th minute and kept the lead until the last whistle.
Earlier Deputy Commissioner Multan Ali Shehzad formally opened the 12-team event. Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan and MNA from Multan Malik Amir Dogar was also present during opening ceremony.