Pakistan Army announces grant for hockey development


Lahore: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa announced 5 crores grant to the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) for the development of game in the country. 

According to details, PHF’s president Brigadier (R) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar met COAS Bajwa to discuss the issues federation is currently facing to run hockey in the country. Khokhar told Bajwa that they want to lift hockey but lack of funds are hurdles in the way.

In reply, Bajwa assured PHF to fully support them in their future endeavors. “We have always supported sports in the country, especially hockey. I am looking forward to working together for the development of hockey,” he said.

It must be noted here that PHF officials recently met Prime Minister Imran Khan to talk about future of hockey. PM Khan directed PHF to change their constitution and follow Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s structure.

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