Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that he would support Pakistan Hockey Federation restore lost glories.
“I want to revive sports activities, particularly hockey in Sindh,” he said.
The chief minister was discussing promotion of hockey with members of Pakistan Hockey Federation including President PHF Brig. (retd) Muhammad Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and Secretary General Shahbaz Ahmed Senior. Sports Minister Muhammad Bux Maher was also present.
Murad Ali said that Sindh Sports Department has developed hockey stadiums at Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Larkana, Dadu and Sukkur and blue turf has also been laid in those stadiums. He further said that five stadiums are being developed in the city but the one in south district is one of the best with blue turf where the PHF can start training camps.
The CM Sindh said that like cricket, hockey needs to be made commercial. “I’ll help you and support you, he assured the Pakistan Hockey federation.
The members of the delegation who attended the meeting include Vice President Tariq Huda, Secretary General Shahbaz Ahmed Senior, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi, Secretary Sports, Chief Engineer Karachi Cantonment Board Zohaib Mujahid Bukhari and Chief Engineer Sports Department Aslam Maher. – APP