KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced to build a new multi-purpose hockey sports complex in Karachi.
Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Syed Imtiaz Ali Shah said the Karachi Hockey Association (KHA) Multiple Sports Complex will be constructed on six acres of land in North Nazimabad within the next five years.
The Secretary Sports made the announcement on the occasion a visit by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to a KHA ground in front of a private hospital in North Nazimabad which was been vacated from illegal occupation.
Renowned sports organizer Ghulam Muhammad, Secretary KHA Haider Hussain, Patron KHA Women’s Wing Asma Ali Shah, Chairman KHA Gulfraz Ahmed Khan, KHA Legal Adviser Amir Aziz Khan, and coach of youth hockey team coach Imtiaz-ul-Hassan were also present.
Secretary Sports said that after KHA Sports Complex in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, another state-of-the-art sports centre was being constructed in North Nazimabad. The complex will also have facilities for hockey, football and swimming,
KHA Secretary Haider Hussain thanked NAB Administrative Judge Abdul Ghani Soomro for vacating the Hockey Ground in District West from illegal occupation.
He said the Sindh Sports Department has always played a leading role in providing sports facilities to the youth of Karachi while Chief Minister Sindh has always supported hockey.
Chairman KHA Gulfraz Ahmad Khan their efforts for the promotion of hockey have been acknowledged by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF).
Supreme Court of Pakistan advocate Amir Aziz Khan appreciated the efforts of KHA in acquiring the hockey grounds from illegal occupation and expressed satisfaction over the decision taken by the courts.
He said the decision of the Sindh government to build a hockey sports complex in North Nazimabad will prove to be an important milestone in the revival of the national game.