Hockey: Fehmida Mirza takes notice of ARY News’ report


The minister for Inter-provincial coordination, Fehmida Mirza took notice of ARY news’ report over the cancellation of open hockey series which was scheduled to take place in Pakistan next week.

Fehmida said that it’s really disappointing that the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has cancelled the series in Pakistan.

“We will definitely investigate over this issue to find out the reasons behind it,” she stated.

It is important to mention here that FIH on Thursday called off the open hockey series in Pakistan citing that the International teams have reservations over travelling to Pakistan.

Federal minister, Fehmida asked the PHF to brief her about the reasons behind missing a golden chance to host a high-profile series after so long.

She said that the current status of the PHF is worst and the team’s performance has gone from bad to worst which is a keen concern for the entire sports fraternity.

“The current setup of the PHF should get serious towards their responsibility otherwise it will further harm the status of hockey in the country,” Fehmida said.

Fehmida added that the PHF should go through accountability to develop the culture of professionalism in the federation.

“There is a need to finish the culture of like and dislike from the PHF otherwise it will create more hurdles for us to work for the betterment of hockey,” she said.

Fehmida further stated that the government of Pakistan wants to take the sports on high and to set new trends for the players and the federations.

“Our vision is to work tirelessly for rebuilding the sports infrastructure in the country and for that we need to work collectively,” she said.