Pakistan Hockey Federation

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Pakistan Hockey Federation
پاکستان ہاکی وفاق
Pakistan Hockey federation Logo.svg
Sport Field Hockey
Jurisdiction Pakistan
Abbreviation PHF
Founded 1948[1]
Affiliation International Hockey Federation (FIH)
Regional affiliation ASHF
Headquarters Lahore, Pakistan
President Khalid S. Khokhar
Secretary Shahbaz Ahmed
Official website
pakhockey.org
Pakistan

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (Urdu: پاکستان ہاکی وفاق‎) is the governing body for the sport of field hockey in Pakistan. It is affiliated to the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The current Patron-in-Chief is Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khakan Abbasi] and president is Khalid S. Khokhar.[1]

History[edit]

The game of field hockey was originally brought to Pakistan during the British Raj, and like cricket, became a popular sport with the local population. The Pakistan Hockey Federation came into being in 1948, following the independence of Pakistan in 1947. Prior to this players from what is now Pakistan had competed internationally alongside players from what is now India. In the beginning, the Federation's membership included the provincial hockey federations of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Bahawalpur, East Bengal and the Pakistani Armed Forces Sports Board. Pakistan played their first international game in London when they defeated Belgium 2-1 in at the 14th Olympic Games on 2 August 1948. The first President of PHF was Ghazanfar Ali Khan with Baseer Ali Sheikh as the Honorary Secretary.[1] The Pakistan national side soon established a strong reputation in international competition, helping to maintain interest in the game in Pakistan which assisted the growth of the Federation. However, no full-time central office or secretariat, as such, was established until the 1960s. The office of the Pakistan Hockey Federation, located at the National Hockey Stadium was developed into a secretariat in 1971. It was during the second term as president of Air Marshal Nur Khan from 1978 that Pakistani hockey entered a golden age. National Senior, National Junior and Women hockey teams were all competing internationally. On the personal initiative of Air Marshal M. Nur Khan, the FIH introduced the World Cup tournament and the Champions Trophy tournament, which are now rated among field hockey's major international tournaments, alongside the Olympics. At this time, Pakistan held all the major titles in men's international hockey. However, the 1976 Olympics in Montreal had seen the introduction of artificial turf to international hockey competition. Pakistan was unable to build many artificial turf pitches compared to the Europeans and thus the strength of the national side began slowly declining.

Affiliated associations[edit]

Presidents[edit]

  1. Raja Ghazanfar Ali Khan (1948–50)
  2. Chaudhry Nazir Ahmed (1950–52)
  3. Khan Abdul-Qayyum Khan (1952–54)
  4. Nawab Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani (1955–56)
  5. Mian Naseer Ahmed (1956–59)
  6. General Muhammad Musa (1960–66)
  7. Air Marshal Nur Khan (1967–69)
  8. Lieutenant General Khwaja Mohammad Azhar Khan (1969–71)
  9. Nawab Sadiq Hussain Qureshi (1971–76)
  10. Air Marshal Nur Khan (1976–84)
  11. Air Vice-Marshal Waqar Azeem (1984–86)
  12. Air Marshal Azim Daudpota (1986–90)
  13. Air Chief Marshal Farooq Feroze Khan (1990–91)
  14. M Nawaz Tiwana (1991–93)
  15. Air Vice-Marshal Farooq Umar (1993–96)
  16. M Nawaz Tiwana (1996–97)
  17. Akhtar Rasool Chaudhry (1997–99)
  18. Arif Ali Khan Abbasi (1999–2000)
  19. General Aziz Khan (2000–05)
  20. Tariq Kirmani (2005–06)
  21. Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali (2006–2008)
  22. Qasim Zia (2008-2013)
  23. Akhtar Rasool (2013-2015) [2]
  24. Brig.Rt Khalid S. Khokhar (2015–Present)

Secretaries[edit]

  1. General Baseer Ali Sheikh (1948–54)[3]
  2. Syed M Ayub (1954–55)
  3. Mian Raziuddin Ahmed (1955–60)
  4. Brigadier Riaz Hussain (1960–62)
  5. Aurangzeb Khan (1962–64)
  6. Lieutenant Colonel Zafar Ali Khan (1964–67)
  7. Wing Commander Masood Ahmed (1967–69)
  8. Iftikhar Rasool Mali (1969–70)
  9. Major Khurshid Zaman (1970–72)
  10. Dr. Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool (1972–73)
  11. Shamim Yazdani (1973)
  12. M Sharif Janjua (1973–74)
  13. Captain Syed Naseer Ahmed (1974–75)
  14. Sardar Asif Hayat (1975–78)
  15. Brigadier MH Atif (1978–89)
  16. Brigadier A Hamid Hameedi (1989–92)
  17. Colonel Syed Mudasir Asghar (1993–99)
  18. Brigadier MH Atif (1999–2000)
  19. Zahir Shah (2000)
  20. Brigadier Musaratullah Khan (2000–06)
  21. Akhtarul Islam (2006–07)
  22. Khalid Memood (2007–08)
  23. Muhammad Asif Bajwa (2008–2013)
  24. Mujahid Ali Rana (2013–2015)
  25. Shahbaz Ahmed (2015–Present)[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.nocpakistan.org/sportsfederations.php?sptid=13, Article about Pakistan Hockey Federation on nocpakistan.org website, Retrieved 10 February 2017
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/sport/, Retrieved 10 February 2017
  3. ^ a b http://www.fih.ch/news/shahbaz-ahmed-appointed-pakistan-hockey-federation-secretary-general/, Shahbaz Ahmed on International Hockey Federation website, Retrieved 10 February 2017

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