CM unveils logos, trophy of KP National Hockey League-2021
PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan along with Secretary Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Olympian Asif Bajwa Friday unveiled the logos and trophy of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa National Hockey League-2021 at CM Secretariat here. Chief Minister Mahmood Khan said this was the first time in the history of the country that a hockey league was being organized in the province. So far, seven out of eleven Astroturfs have been completed, while four more Astroturfs would be laid, bringing the number across the province to 14 in total. The chief minister also gave approval of three more Astroturfs at Buner, Swabi and Malakand where a large number of hockey players would be facilitated. He said that cricket, hockey, squash, football and volleyball were being given more attention because of more talent in the province. He said that steps have been taken by provincial government to revive hockey and it is a historic day. “We are trying to create more champions in all sports. That is why steps have been taken and now a total of 30 billion funds have been allocated for the development of infrastructure in the province. He said earlier there was only Rs 130 million but now the government has increased sports funds in the current fiscal year to Rs. 9.5 billion. – APP