Pakistan Hockey Federation

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (Urdu: پاکستان ہاکی فیڈریشن‎) is the governing body for the sport of field hockey in Pakistan. It is affiliated with the International Hockey Federation (FIH).[1]

Pakistan Hockey Federation
پاکستان ہاکی وفاق
Pakistan Hockey federation Logo.svg
SportField Hockey
AffiliationInternational Hockey Federation (FIH)
Regional affiliationASHF
HeadquartersLahore, Pakistan
PresidentKhalid S. Khokhar
SecretaryAsif Bajwa

Management positionsEdit

The current Patron-in-Chief is Prime Minister Imran Khan.[2] Federation's President is Khalid S. Khokhar, Secretary General is Asif Bajwa and treasurer is Muhammad Ikhlaq Usmani.

PHF Executive Board members are Khawar Anwar Khawaja, Mohamad Saeed Khan, Chaudhry Ismail Gujjar, Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah while Office Management Director Administration & Coordination is Javeed Arshad Khan Manj, Raja Ghazanfar Ali - office Secreatry, Muhammad Nadeem- Assistant Office Secretary, Saleem Gill - Accounts Manager and the IT & Digital Communication Manager is Muhammad Arslan Hasnat.[2]


The game of field hockey was originally brought to Pakistan during the British Raj, and like cricket, became a popular sport with the local population. The Pakistan Hockey Federation came into being in 1948,[1] following the independence of Pakistan in 1947. Prior to this, players from what is now Pakistan had competed internationally alongside players from what is now India. In the beginning, the Federation's membership included the provincial hockey federations of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Bahawalpur, East Bengal and the Pakistani Armed Forces Sports Board.

Pakistan played their first international game in London when they defeated Belgium 2-1 at the 14th Olympic Games on 2 August 1948.[1] The first President of PHF was Ghazanfar Ali Khan with Baseer Ali Sheikh as the Honorary Secretary.[2] The Pakistan national side soon established a strong reputation in international competition, helping to maintain interest in the game in Pakistan which assisted the growth of the Federation. However, no full-time central office or secretariat, as such, was established until the 1960s. The office of the Pakistan Hockey Federation, located at the National Hockey Stadium was developed into a secretariat in 1971. It was during the second term as president of Air Marshal Nur Khan from 1978 that Pakistani hockey entered a golden age. National Senior, National Junior and Women hockey teams were all competing internationally. On the personal initiative of Air Marshal M. Nur Khan, the FIH introduced the World Cup tournament and the Champions Trophy tournament, which are now rated among field hockey's major international tournaments, alongside the Olympics.[1]

However, the 1976 Olympics in Montreal had seen the introduction of artificial turf to international hockey competition. Pakistan was unable to build many artificial turf pitches compared to the Europeans and thus the strength of the national side began declining slowly.[1][3]

Affiliated associationsEdit

  • Azad Jammu and Kashmir Hockey Association
  • Balochistan Hockey Association
  • Federally Administered Tribal Areas Hockey Association
  • Gilgit-Baltistan Hockey Association
  • Islamabad Hockey Association
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hockey Association
  • Punjab Hockey Association
  • Sindh Hockey Association


  1. Raja Ghazanfar Ali Khan (1948–50)[1]
  2. Chaudhry Nazir Ahmed (1950–52)
  3. Khan Abdul-Qayyum Khan (1952–54)
  4. Nawab Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani (1955–56)
  5. Mian Naseer Ahmed (1956–59)
  6. General Muhammad Musa (1960–66)
  7. Air Marshal Nur Khan (1967–69)
  8. Lieutenant General Khwaja Mohammad Azhar Khan (1969–71)
  9. Nawab Sadiq Hussain Qureshi (1971–76)
  10. Air Marshal Nur Khan (1976–84)
  11. Air Vice-Marshal Waqar Azeem (1984–86)
  12. Air Marshal Azim Daudpota (1986–90)
  13. Air Chief Marshal Farooq Feroze Khan (1990–91)
  14. M Nawaz Tiwana (1991–93)
  15. Air Vice-Marshal Farooq Umar (1993–96)
  16. M Nawaz Tiwana (1996–97)
  17. Akhtar Rasool Chaudhry (1997–99)
  18. Arif Ali Khan Abbasi (1999–2000)
  19. General Aziz Khan (2000–05)
  20. Tariq Kirmani (2005–06)
  21. Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali (2006–2008)
  22. Qasim Zia (2008-2013)
  23. Akhtar Rasool (2013-2015)
  24. Brigadier (Retired) Khalid S. Khokhar (2015–Present)[1]


  1. General Baseer Ali Sheikh (1948–54)[1]
  2. Syed M Ayub (1954–55)
  3. Mian Raziuddin Ahmed (1955–60)
  4. Brigadier Riaz Hussain (1960–62)
  5. Aurangzeb Khan (1962–64)
  6. Lieutenant Colonel Zafar Ali Khan (1964–67)
  7. Wing Commander Masood Ahmed (1967–69)
  8. Iftikhar Rasool Mali (1969–70)
  9. Major Khurshid Zaman (1970–72)
  10. Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool (1972–73)
  11. Shamim Yazdani (1973)
  12. M Sharif Janjua (1973–74)
  13. Captain Syed Naseer Ahmed (1974–75)
  14. Sardar Asif Hayat (1975–78)
  15. Brigadier MH Atif (1978–89)
  16. Brigadier A Hamid Hameedi (1989–92)
  17. Colonel Syed Mudasir Asghar (1993–99)
  18. Brigadier MH Atif (1999–2000)
  19. Zahir Shah (2000)
  20. Brigadier Musaratullah Khan (2000–06)
  21. Akhtarul Islam (2006–07)
  22. Khalid Memood (2007–08)
  23. Muhammad Asif Bajwa (2008–2013)
  24. Mujahid Ali Rana (2013–2015)[4]
  25. Shahbaz Ahmed (2015–2019)[4][1]
  26. Muhammad Asif Bajwa (2019–Present)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i History of Pakistan Hockey Federation on Pakistan Olympic Association website Retrieved 13 January 2020
  2. ^ a b c Management of Pakistan Hockey Federation on Pakistan Hockey Federation website Retrieved 13 January 2020
  3. ^ "International Hockey Federation (FIH) reaches settlement with Pakistan Hockey Federation". The News International (newspaper). 25 June 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b Shahbaz Ahmed appointed Pakistan Hockey Federation Secretary General on International Hockey Federation website Published 12 September 2015, Retrieved 13 January 2020

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