Dr Junaid Elected President Karachi Hockey Association

Dr Junaid elected President Karachi Hockey Association

LAHORE, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -25th Augst,2016) : Dr Junaid Ali Shah has been unanimously elected as President Karachi Hockey Association at a general council meeting of the body at Karachi on Thursday. A spokesman of Pakistan Hockey Federation said here that Dr Junaid has replaced the outgoing president Wasi Jaleel whose political engagements and related foreign tours were hampering his work at the KHA. He comes from a very well-known sports loving family and his late father, Dr Mohammad Ali Shah served as the Sports Advisor in the Sindh government and also as the President Sind Olympic Association.

During his tenure as the provincial sports advisor, he played an instrumental role in the establishment of Olympian Islahuddin and Dr Mohammad Ali Shah Hockey academies in Karachi.

The academy with a blue plastic turf is now regarded as one of the best hockey facilities in Karachi and players of all ages starting from eight years get regular coaching here.

Since the demise of his father in February 2013, Dr Junaid is involved in the running of the academy. "Hockey circles are hopeful that in his new role as the President, KHA Dr Junaid would be successful in the revival of the national game in Pakistan's biggest city Karachi, the capital of Sind province," said the spokesman.