Pakistan hockey team’s recent long awaited victory at the Asian Champions Trophy in Oman couldn’t have come at a better time with the all important World Cup starting from November 28.
To honour the Pakistan team for this fine achievement, Pervez Bhandara, the former President Punjab Hockey Association, arranged a dinner at a local restaurant which was sponsored by Mian Hussain Nasir, the owner of Rolustech.
Apart from the players and the management of the team, the event was attended, among others by the PHF President Brig (rtd) Khalid Khokhar, PHF Secretary Shahbaz Ahmed, World Cup winning captain Islahuddin, legendary forward & grand slam winner Hassan Sardar, Olympic gold medallists Taqueer Dar and Ayaz Mahmood, and World Cup winner Tahir Zaman.
Mian Hussain Nisar recalled Pakistan hockey’s glorious past.
He congratulated the squad for their win at the Asian Champions Trophy.
All the players and the members of the team management were presented shields by Rolustech.
The President PHF, Brig (rtd) Khalid Khokhar, Pervez Bhandara and Taqueer Dar also spoke on the occasion.
They all thanked Mian Hussain Nisar for honouring the hockey team and said that such gestures would spur the boys to work even harder to achieve glory at the forthcoming World Cup in India.
Later, Mian Hussain Nasir was presented with a hockey stick and a shirt, signed by the Pakistan’s winning squad of the Asian Champions Trophy.