ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) is unlikely to get any monetary or administrative assist from the federal government and the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) following its refusal to cooperate with the four-member committee shaped to evaluate its efficiency and finalise a roadmap to free and truthful elections of the federation.
The PHF has just lately approached the PSB to situation the NOC and needed monetary help to take part within the Junior Asia Cup beginning in Oman from May 23. It is, nonetheless, unlikely that the PSB or Ministry for IPC would come ahead and assist out the federation following its current refusal to cooperate with the federal government.
“We have sent several letters to the PHF asking them to cooperate with the prime minister’s formed committee in an effort to resolve the pending issues confronting the game. Before the committee’s meeting on May 9, the PSB sent letters to de-notified PHF to furnish all the details on its recent performance and the expenditures on the game-related activities nationally and internationally. The PHF refused to share any details about its activities or performance, saying that since the federation has been already de-affiliated, how the government could make it answerable.”
The PSB official stated how the federation can demand NOC or any monetary help from the federal government if it’s not prepared to cooperate. “This committee which is headed by the DG PSB and included three former Olympians of repute is constituted under the direct orders of the prime minister, who under the federation’s constitution holds all the powers. How a federation could refuse to cooperate with it? We have taken serious note of this non-cooperation. On top of that the PHF has requested for NOC and financial assistance knowing well that they have already declined to extend any cooperation. But more to it, the ministry is currently considering different options as to what should now be the best way forward over PHF non-cooperation.”
The official revealed that as of right this moment, the PSB has no intentions to situation any NOC or monetary help to the de-notified federation. “Our position is very clear now. We are not going to issue any NOC to the PHF to participate in Asia Cup neither we will extend any financial support to the PHF.”
‘The News’ has learnt that any directions from the highest may change the PSB’s stand however the federation might not even require NOC or monetary help to make a journey overseas as a lot of the federations are doing nowadays.
All the efforts to contact Haider Hussain went fruitless. In a current speak with The News, PHF Secretary Haider was hopeful of the staff’s participation within the Asia Cup. The groups concerned within the Junior Asia Hockey Cup have been divided into two swimming pools. Pool A consists of Pakistan, India, Japan, Thailand, and Chinese Thailand, whereas Pool B consists of Korea, Malaysia, Oman, Bangladesh, and Uzbekistan. Pakistan will play its first match towards Chinese Taipei on May 23, Thailand on May 24, India on May 27, and Japan on May 29.
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