Army chief promises revival of Pakistan hockey

Published: February 1, 2015
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PHOTO: ISPR

PHOTO: ISPR

KARACHI: Army chief General Raheel Sharif vowed on Sunday to revive Pakistan’s identity as a sporting nation and bring back the glory days of the national sport.

The army chief was attending the final of the first Chief of Army Staff Hockey Cup in Rawalpindi.

“Lost glory in sports, especially in hockey will be brought back,” General Raheel said, according to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

National Bank won the first Chief of the Army Staff Hockey Cup by defeating Pakistan International Airlines 2-0.

Meanwhile, Muhammad Imran of Pakistan Army received the trophy for the top scorer of the tournament with nine goals. Best goalkeeper award was won by Imran Butt of PIA while the tournament’s best player award was bagged by Rizwan Sr of Pakistan Army.

General Raheel gave away the trophy, medals and cash prizes to the winning teams of the tournament.

A cash prize of Rs1 million was given to the winning National Bank team, while Rs0.7 million cash prize was given to the runners up PIA team, and Rs0.5 million to the Pakistan Army hockey team for finishing on the third place.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Bilal
    Feb 1, 2015 - 4:27PM

    Army here,Army there.What is this government for if it is so unwilling to do something for us?

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  • Anarchist
    Feb 1, 2015 - 6:27PM

    Army chief as sports minister and chairman of PCB.

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  • Hussain
    Feb 1, 2015 - 6:45PM

    Plz take over pcb as the currnt goverment are clueless

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  • shahzad sohail
    Feb 1, 2015 - 6:59PM

    Wonder who is the CEO of this company (Pakistan).

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  • Feb 1, 2015 - 7:21PM

    Absolutely fantastic – its time Pakistan not only excelled in Hockey but also Football (and of course Cricket) thanks for the encouragement COAS

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  • Parvez
    Feb 1, 2015 - 11:22PM

    Sir you should concentrate on BIGGER things…please.

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  • Blithe
    Feb 1, 2015 - 11:24PM

    @Bilal:
    It seems you can’t read – it is the coas cup .

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Feb 1, 2015 - 11:27PM

    Its a great desire of General Raheel and we all wish him best of luck.

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