UNFORTUNATELY, the working relationship between the Karachi Hockey Affiliation (KHA) and the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has once more turned bitter following the latter’s alleged involvement within the former’s affairs.
PHF president retired Brig Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and secretary Shahbaz Ahmed visited the KHA Sports activities Complicated in Gulshan-e-Iqbal on Feb 2 to personally examine the amenities and inaugurated the workplace block.
The go to got here within the aftermath of a gulf that emerged between the 2 after the KHA was not taken on board by the PHF whereas internet hosting worldwide occasions within the metropolis over the past couple of months or so.
Of late, the PHF hierarchy had once more turned his again by constituting a committee to conduct the inter-membership scrutiny and election in Sindh (together with Karachi) in addition to different elements of the nation.
Personal tv channels have reported alleged unfair polls in rural Sindh on the behest of the committee and on the instruction of the PHF secretary to make room for his blue-eyed individuals.
So far as Karachi is worried, the KHA structure doesn’t permit the PHF or some other physique to intrude in its affairs. The KHA is registered underneath the Corporations Act 1913 having its personal memorandum and article of affiliation.
The KHA has served two authorized notices on the PHF urging them to chorus from pointless interference within the working, composition and affairs of the KHA, notably the matter of inter-membership championship, scrutiny and elections.
Within the discover, the KHA has demanded of the PHF to withdraw their letters of April 6 and 10 inside three days of the discover in any other case it can proceed by submitting a go well with towards them and the Sindh Hockey Affiliation (SHA) restraining them from creating parallel administration by means of registration of bogus golf equipment.
Daybreak has in its possession numerous letters from bona fide officers throughout the nation who’ve approached courtroom of regulation towards PHF’s unlawful modus operandi.
Specialists say that the PHF ought to set its personal home so as as an alternative of interfering within the affairs of associations. The time period of the incumbent PHF regime had already expired final yr.
They alleged that the previous Olympians, who’ve opposed the elections of retired Brig Khokhar and Shahbaz, have been silenced and have stopped criticism even on senior and beneath-18 group’s under-par efficiency in worldwide competitions.
“PHF’s interference within the affairs of the KHA and different associations throughout the nation began again in 2002 that created grouping and has ruined the sport,” claims KHA chairman Gulfraz Khan.
The KHA has vowed to not bow down and thwart all mala fide intentions of the PHF to wreck the sport within the metropolis that has come again heading in the right direction within the final two years.
“Shahbaz, who had revolted towards the then PHF on the eve of 1996 Atlanta Olympics, is deceptive the PHF president,” allege the specialists.
The KHA claims that it has a majority of 12 golf equipment having voting proper out of a complete 21 that are as follows:
Faisal Hockey Membership, Hanif Khan Hockey Membership, United Gymkhana, Al Sagheer Hockey Membership ‘Whites’ and ‘Colors’, Federal Hockey Membership, Baldia City Hockey Membership, SRC Hockey Membership, Karachi Tigers hockey Membership, Beecham hockey Membership, Police Boys Hockey Membership and Cantt Mixed Hockey Membership.
One hopes higher sense will prevail because the nationwide recreation over the past quarter-of-a-century has already suffered massively as a consequence of alleged large misappropriation of funds, mismanagement, favouritism and lack of imaginative and prescient.
Revealed in Daybreak, April thirtieth, 2018
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