Former Pakistan player Shahbaz Ahmed Senior on Saturday stepped down as secretary of Pakistan Hockey Federation.
Shahbaz submitted his resignation to the President of PHF. He also bashed at the Government said, “If Government has no time for the national sports then I do not have any time for it either”
While talking to ARY, Shahbaz said that there is uncertainty due to lack of funds and Hockey cannot be revived without revolutionary measures and government support.
The consistent decline of Pakistan Hockey made hockey legend frustrated, he said, “Since day one, I kept saying that this system could not run hockey where facilities are not provided and results are been asked.”
“Hockey’s infrastructure is not available, we repeatedly aware ministries about the situation of the sports but they did not support a percentage,” Ahmed laments.
Ahmed claimed that despite the unsatisfactory situation, he tried hard to make things better. He also compares Indian Hockey budget with Pakistan’s,
“India’s annual hockey budget is more than one billion while the annual grant of Pakistan Hockey is 35 million,” Ahmed told.