Public Works Department cricket team
Public Works Department competed in the Ayub Trophy and the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy between 1964–65 and 1970–71, and the Patron's Trophy from 1971-72 to 1978-79. They returned for one season in 1986-87, then for two seasons in 2001-02 and 2002-03. Of their 64 first-class matches they won 17, lost 15, and drew 32.
They were competitive from the start, reaching the semi-finals of the Ayub Trophy in their first season. Their most successful season was 1969-70, when they won four of their first five matches by large margins to reach the final of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy, but then lost to the powerful Pakistan International Airlines side that consisted entirely of Test players.
When they returned to first-class level after a break they were less successful, winning only two out of 16 matches in the three seasons.
They did not have a permanent home ground.
The highest total for Public Works Department was 714, made in an innings victory over Quetta in 1969-70. Rashid Israr made their highest individual score of 211 not out against Hyderabad in 1973-74. Their best bowling figures were 8 for 41 by Saeed Ahmed against Kalat in 1969-70 (he took 12 for 61 in the match).