Pakistan Federal Minister for Sports Pir Aftab Shah Jillani said that Prime Minister and Ministry of Sports are satisfied with the performance of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF). The officials of PHF are hockey professionals and they are delivering at their best.
Pir Aftab Shah Jillani visited National Hockey Stadium to witness the training camp of Pakistan Hockey Team on Thursday. IOC member in Pakistan Syed Shahid Ali, Federal Secretary of Sports Ashraf Khan, Director General Pakistan Sports Board Ameer Hamza Gillani and Secretary PHF Muhammad Asif Bajwa were also present.
Federal Minister met players and heard their problems and assured them to provide permanent jobs. He said that it is the responsibility of Government to provide permanent jobs to players to improve the standard of the game. Pir Aftab Shah Jillani said that there is no controversy of PHF, we are satisfied with the performance of President PHF Qasim Zia, Secretary Muhammad Asif Bajwa and their team.
Federal Minister congratulated Pakistan Junior Hockey Team for winning the four nation junior hockey tournament in Malaysia and excellent performance in five nation junior tournament in Egypt. He said that victories in hockey are the good sign to uplift the game in country. We are hoping that senior team will also produce good results in upcoming Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament in April. Government will continue its support towards PHF to promote the game in the country.