Olympian Zahid Sharif appeals for government’s financial support


Former Hockey Olympian Zahid Sharif appealed to the government to support him financially as he is going through heart disease.

Sharif while talking to the media on Tuesday said that his heart is working only 17 percent and he is not able to do anything to let his ends meet.

“Physically I am not able to do any work and really need support from the government,” he said.

Sharif accused the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) for not doing anything for former players who are living in abject poverty.

“Federation is failed to support any of the former Olympian,” he stated.

Former Olympian said that the federation had issued a letter in which they promised to conduct a benefit match for him.

“A benefit match was to be held by the federation but they are failed to do so,” he said.

Sharif revealed that he will record his protest in front of PM house in Islamabad on January 14 to pull the attention of Imran Khan towards the corrupt hockey federation.

“Current federation is totally corrupt and I want the PM to look into this matter,” he said.