PHF hopes to award central contracts soon

National hockey players, staff await release of funds.

Our Correspondent July 20, 2014

KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Rana Mujahid has said that central contracts would be awarded to players, the selection committee, coach and other staff members upon the release of the requested grant by Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif.

“As soon as we get the funds, it is my promise that we will clear each and every penny of the concerned persons,” Mujahid told The Express Tribune. “We are hopeful of receiving the grant of Rs500 million by the PM soon.”

Meanwhile, national team head coach Shehnaz Sheikh wants the PM to form a separate committee to run the funds of the PHF.

“It is sad that top players like Sohail Abbas and Muhammad Imran don’t have jobs and the officials working since April are still waiting for their contract letters,” said Sheikh. “The PM should form a committee to handle all these funding matters.”

Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2014.

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