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Army Chief Pledges Rs50m Out of Welfare Fund for Pakistan Hockey Federation

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RAWALPINDI– Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has pledged Rs50 million out of the army’s welfare fund for Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release on Friday.

PHF President Brigadier Khalid Sajjad Khokhar called on Gen Bajwa and briefed him on the steps being taken to regain the high standards of hockey in the country.

Gen Bajwa said the army had always supported sports and especially hockey.

He said this opportunity should be used to the maximum to revive hockey.

The PHF president thanked the army chief for his continued support to hockey and pledged improvement of standards of the game.

Pakistan Army had already made two Astroturf Stadiums available to PHF in Rawalpindi and Okara, the press release added.— PRESS RELEASE