PHF President Optimistic About Future Of Hockey

President PHF Brig Khalid Sajjad Khokhar optimistic about the future of Pakistan
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Pakistan Hockey Federation president Brig (Retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar has said that his federation is working very hard for the improvement and progress of the Pakistan hockey team despite the shortage of funds. PHF president is very optimistic about the future of Pakistan hockey as he has recent met with the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief Ministers of different provinces. He was hopeful that the financial issues will be resolved very soon. He was also in high spirits that the lost glory of Pakistan Hockey can be regained once again if government provide them with sufficient funds.

PHF President was of the view that there is a shortage of hockey infrastructure in Pakistan. He said that in Netherland alone there are more than 500 modern hockey turfs and on the other hand the three times Olympic gold medallist and 4 times world champion Pakistan has only a dozen of hockey turfs. He also said that the federation is trying to improve the infrastructure and are planning to achieve the lost glory once again. He also said that when he took charge of this post, he added many new departmental teams and also revived many hockey teams which were closed. He also added that the federation has created the employment opportunities for the players which has started to solve many financial issues of the players and now they are feeling secured. He also added that PHF was trying to find the new talent from Kashmir, Northern Areas as well as Gilgit Baltistan through a talent hunt program.

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