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    Decline Of Hockey In Pakistan

  • Shahbaz unhappy over Pakistan’s hockey decline

    LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Shahbaz Ahmed has expressed deep disappointment over declining standard of the game in the country...

    Talking to reporters at the National Hockey Stadium on Friday, Shahbaz said the players were simply not good enough to compete at the international level and the way they performed at the recently-concluded Azlan Shah Cup was nothing but a great disappointment...

  • HCP to get blue turf soon as hockey decline continues

    Shah and Islahuddin academy — at the Hockey Club of Pakistan (HCP)...

    However, it is unlikely to boost the hockey culture here which is constantly on the decline and one can’t find even five hundred ‘serious’ hockey players in the city who want to pick the game as a profession...

  • Sub-committee formed to analyse reasons behind hockey decline

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Inter-provincial Coord­ination (IPC) on Monday formed a sub-committee to investigate reasons behind the ailing state of Pakistan hockey...

    The committee meeting, held at the Parliament House, was chaired by Sen­ator Sardar Mohammad Yaqoob Khan Nasar who expressed concerns over the national game’s constant decline after Pakistan’s victory in the 1994 World Cup...

  • Pakistan Hockey Federations wants to host World XI tie, hockey league

    Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Khalid Khokhar recently met the Chief of Army Staff, Gen Qamar Bajwa at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi...

    Khokhar, a retired brigadier, expressed satisfaction over the meeting and said: "Gen Bajwa appreciated the idea of a proposed hockey league featuring international stars, to be held in Lahore at the end of this year...

  • Hockey-5 C'ship to revolutionise hockey: Tahir Zaman

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan hockey team Chief Coach and Olympian Tahir Zaman believes the Hockey-5 Championship will revolutionise the national sport in the country...

    The inaugural Hockey-5 championship is being played at the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore under Floodlights...

  • Time to reflect on Pakistan’s sporting decline

    THE nation is commemorating the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan with fervour...

    Sports used to be the hallmark after partition and the youth belonging to different religions who opted to migrate to Pakistan settled quickly and started making their mark in track and field and other sports...

  • Decline in US aid for Pakistan to hurt Afghan border monitoring

    WASHINGTON: A steep decline in US economic and military assistance to Pakis­tan, detailed in a Cong­ressional report released on Tuesday, could also hurt Washington’s desire to prevent cross-border attacks into Afghanistan, statistics show...

    The report by Congressional Research Service (CRS) shows that US economic and military assistance for Pakistan plummeted from more than $2...

  • Afghan president did not decline invitations to visit Pakistan: Sadiq

    National Assembly (NA) Speaker Ayaz Sadiq on Sunday, clarifying Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's 'rejection' last week of an invitation to visit Pakistan, said Ghani had assured him he would visit Islamabad after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pays a visit to Afghanistan...

    Minapal claimed that Ghani, after meetings with Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Naveed Mukhtar and Sadiq, had rejected their invitations, saying he...

  • Report finds sharp decline in Pakistan’s pulse consumption

    ISLAMABAD: The consumption of pulses in Pakistan has sharply declined from about 15kg per person a year to about 7kg per person a year, found a new report of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations...

    The report titled ‘State of Food and Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific Region’, reviewed pulse consumption in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh over the period from 1961 to 2013...

  • Freedom of press on the decline in Pakistan: Committee to Protect Journalists

    The climate for press freedom in Pakistan has been deteriorating, even as overall violence against and murders of journalists decline, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Wednesday...

    According to journalists and press freedom advocates quoted by the CJP, the decline in violence against members of the press followed the military's swift response to the terrorist attack on Peshawar's Army Public School in December...

  • Child pornography on decline in Pakistan: PTA chairman

    ISLAMABAD: Child pornography is on the decline in Pakistan, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman retired Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa claimed before a Senate committee meeting on Wednesday...

    The PTA chairman said that while there was no evidence of such videos originating from Pakistan, his office is engaged with Interpol on the matter...

  • Call for steps to halt steep decline in fish resources

    Karachi: A significant part of fish export earning now comprises fish meal, which is an alarming indicator of steep decline in the production of commercially important fish resources, said an expert at an event held in the arts auditorium of Karachi University on Monday...

    Presenting data on the decline in fish catch, Mohammad Moazzam Khan, former director general of the marine fisheries department and now working with World Wide...

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