PESHAWAR (APP) – The PHF Congress members from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday alleged that the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) had issued millions of rupees to an ‘individual’ instead of the genuine body of the province for the development of the game.
They were addressing a press conference after attending the General Council Meeting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hockey Association here at a local hotel.
The PHF Congress members, who attended the meeting, included PHF Secretary General Syed Zahir Shah (Peshawar), Haji Nawar (Nowshera), Tehsin Ullah (Charsadda), Manzoor Ahmad Sadaat (Kohat), Muhammad Saddique Taheem (Dera Ismail Khan), Yousaf Khan (Dir), Malik Wadan (Swat), Shaheen Khan (Swabi), Haq Nawaz (Haripur) and Ayaz Khan (Peshawar).
The PHF Congress members claimed that the PHF had released Rs 1.3 million to Punjab, Rs 0.5 million to Sindh, and Rs 0.55 million to its employee Naveed Alam from the special grant given by the prime minister, but ignored the most active KP Hockey Association.
The prime minster’s grant was acutally meant for the promotion of hockey in all the provinces, but by obliging an individual, the PHF had deprived the KP youth of their due right, they alleged.