A meeting of the committee was held here at Pakistan Sports Complex committee room under the chair of Agha Hassan Baloch. IPC Minister Dr Fahmida Mirza, MNA Iqbal Muhammad Ali, Shahida Rehmani, Zulfiar Ali, Ch Zulfiqar, Muhammad Anwar, M Hashim, Rana Mubashir, IPC Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani, PSB DG Arif Ibrahim, PHF President Brig (R) Khalid Sajjad Khohkar, Secretary Olympian Asif Bajwa and others attended the meeting.
Discussing Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) affairs, its President Brig (R) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar gave detailed briefing to the standing committee and also informed about Shahbaz Senior’s resignation saying using his powers, he has appointed Asif Bajwa to replace Shahbaz.
Upon the directives of government, he ordered forensic audit of the federation’s funds. He fulfilled all the legal and moral obligations in appointment of a new secretary. The PHF Executive Board also recommended Asif Bajwa’s appointment, while PHF is soon calling Congress meeting to get Bajwa’s formal approval from the board.
Iqbal Muhammad asked Brig (Retd.) Khokhar that why Zahir Shah was not given responsibilities of PHF secretary after Shahbaz’ resignation? IPC Minister questioned whether PHF President had the powers of appointing a secretary? Brig replied: “Being a president, I had constitutional right to appoint a secretary.”