COAS Bajwa pledges Rs50 million from Pakistan Army to support hockey

PHF chief Khokhar calls on COAS General Bajwa in Rawalpindi to discuss issues related to the national game

PHF President

Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Brigadier Khalid Sajjad Khokhar on Friday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi to discuss issues related to the national game.

According to reports, PHF chief Khokhar briefed COAS Bajwa on the steps being taken to regain the standard of hockey across the country. COAS Bajwa said on the occasion that the army has always supported sports, especially hockey.

He further said that the government was keen to revive hockey and this opportunity should be used to the maximum. COAS Bajwa pledged Rs50 million out of Army’s Welfare Fund for PHF.

Brigadier Khalid Sajjad thanked COAS for continued support to hockey and pledged enhanced efforts towards improvement of standards. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Army has already made two Astroturf Stadiums available to PHF in Rawalpindi and Okara.

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Online Int’l News with additional input by GVS News Desk

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