PESHAWAR, Nov 13 (APP): President Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hockey
Association Captain (Retd) Tariq Hayat Sunday warned Director Development and Domestic Pakistan Hockey Federation Committee Naveed Alam, not to interfere in the affairs of the association being an employer of PHF.
“We are democratically elected people and being an employ of the PHF
Naveed Alam did not have privilege and prerogative or power to interfere in the affairs of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hockey Association,” he added.
This he said while addressing a press conference here at Lala Ayub
Hockey Stadium soon after chairing the general body meeting of the KP
Hockey Association attended by representatives from all the office-bearers from affiliated districts.
“It is my prerogative and power as President KP Hockey Association
and privilege and power to announce any activity in the province rather
to get dictation from an employ of PHF,” he remarked. He said a letter
in this connection has already been despatched to President PHF regarding interference of Naveed Alam in KP Hockey Association affairs.
He requested President PHF Brig. Khalid Sajjad Kokkar to take immediate action against him so that to safeguard hockey. He said the KP Hockey Association is the most active in term of regularly organizing various activities with own resources.
Just recently, he said, KP teams were the only associational teams who get 3rd position in the National Championship, remained runners-up in the Quaid-e-Azam Games and got runners-up position in the National 18 Hockey Championship but KP players are being ignored despite good talent our players have in the camp and national teams.
Captain (Retd) Tariq Hayat further added that all arrangement have already been completed for the smooth holding of the KP Regional Inter-Club Hockey Championship scheduled from November 24, 2016 here at Lala Ayub Hockey Stadium.
About a question regarding violation of rules of the KP Hockey Association constitution, he said disciplinary action has been taken and
the house in majority endorsed stern action against the office-bearers of the District Mardan and Buner but within the constitution.
He disclosed that Dr. Liaqat (Buner), Shoukat Hayat (Mardan) and
Mian Anwar (Dir) have banned for five-years. The doors, he said, are
opened for them if they come and submit an application for granting apologies in violation of the constitution.
He said after successful holding of Inter-Club at District and Regional level, the Inter-Regional Inter-Club Hockey Championship would be organized with two top clubs from each region would participate.
He said from Dera Ismail Khan Region Dera Red and Al-Siqque Clubs,
Bacha Khan club and Khadim Club from Bannu, Bejligar Red and Hoti Club from Mardan, Al-Babar Club Timargara, Dir Lower, Nawa Kali Mingora, Fazal Club and Shaheen Turbela, Civil Quarters Club, Prince Civil Quarters Club from Peshawar, Khazai Club and Ayub Club from Kohat will be taking part.
He said the teams would be divided in four groups and among them
two top teams would represent Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the National Club Championship to be organized under the aegis of Pakistan Hockey Federation. He also nominated Syed Zahir Shah as organizing secretary.
He said Syed Zahir Shah, who is also Secretary General of the KP
Hockey Association, will announce other members of the Technical Committee. He said they have received complains of discipline and constitution violation regarding Mardan and Buner which have discussed in the general body meeting and action was taken in the light of the constitution of the KP Hockey Association. He also directed all the office-bearers to continue their work for the promotion of hockey by following all rules and regulation within the constitution.