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Musharraf attends London match for Chitral School

Chitral -- Musharraf attended a charity cricket match held on between Langlands eleven and British Army eleven to raise funds for Langlands School and College Chitral, it was learnt here. Details of the outcome etc are not yet known.--(CN report, 26 Sept 10)


London Charity match for Chitral School
LONDON, Sept 23 (APP): Pakistan Society is holding a charity Twenty20 cricket match in aid of Major Geoffrey Langlands School here on September 25.The proceeds from the game will go towards the school in Chitral which the legendary 92-year-old former commando has been running since 1989. The match will be played between Langlands XI and the British Army team in Chelsea, Central London.The retired major who decided to settle in Pakistan after 1947 has also taught mathematics at Aitchison College, Lahore, and was Principal, Razmak Cadet School, in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa before establishing his own school high in the Hindu Kush mountains.

Speaking at the Pakistan Society event on Wednesday evening at the Pakistan High Commission, Langlands on a rare visit to his land of origin, spoke passionately about his adopted country and said his school which started with 80 students both boys and girls has now expanded to more than thousand students.
"Obviously, I need money to run the institution and depend on the goodwill of the people and philanthropists," he said.
Langlands, honoured in the Queen"s Birthday Honours list this year, realised that Pakistan was facing major challenges in the face of devastating floods and said the Government was doing its best in this trying times. He was hopeful of a large attendance at the match to raise enough funds for his school.
He also spoke on cricket and the allegations of spot fixing against Pakistan team on their tour of England. He thought the young pace man Muhammad Aamer had been taken on the wrong path by individual posing as his agent.
The event is also intended to promote interest in the British Army Cricket team tour of Pakistan in autumn this year. The event will also raise funds and an auction will be held in aid of the work of Rural Support Programmes Network in Pakistan --(APP, 23 Sept 10


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