Army Chief pledges Rs50m to uplift hockey standard

By: News Desk      Published: 04:09 PM, 28 Aug, 2020
Army Chief pledges Rs50m to uplift hockey standard

President Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Brigadier Khalid Sajjad Khokhar (retd) called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday.

According to a statement issued by the ISPR, President PHF briefed the Army Chief on the steps being taken to regain the standard of hockey across the country.

The COAS said the Army has always supported sports, especially the hockey. He said that the government is keen to revive hockey and this opportunity should be used to the maximum.

The COAS pledged Rs50 million out of Army's Welfare Fund for the PHF. The President PHF thanked the COAS for continued support to hockey and pledged enhanced efforts towards improvement of standards. 

Pakistan Army has already made two astroturf stadiums available to PHF in Rawalpindi and Okara.