A high-level committee on hockey affairs will meet today
ISLAMABAD: The first-ever meeting of the three-member high-level committee, formed under the leadership of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, was convened on Wednesday (today).
The committee was formed to look into the affairs of hockey and recommend corrective measures for a fresh start.
The committee with Defense Minister Khawaja Asif as organizer includes federal ministers Ayaz Sadiq and Ehsanur Rehman Mazari. Durrani, Joint Secretary (Sports-IPC), Colonel (R) Muhammad Asif Zaman (DG, PSB), Irfanullah Khan (Legal Adviser, PSB), Muhammad Shahid, DDG (Tech), PSB and Muhammad Fardos, Section Officer , were invited to attend the meeting with all relevant documents on Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) activities, audit reports and funding for the past eight years.
The Prime Minister, who is also the chief patron of the PHF, has empowered the high-level committee to review the functioning of the PHF and recommended corrective measures for a better future for the national game.
“The Committee shall be all-powerful and shall have full authority to check and search the archives of the PHF and invite any official of their choice to obtain information on the functioning of the federation and the failure to produce results at the international level in addition to examine numerous audit paras”, confirmed an informed source to “The News”.
Asked about the timeframe for finalizing the recommendations for the Prime Minister’s approval, the source confirmed that there was no time limit, but orally it was indicated that the Prime Minister wanted a report as soon as possible. .
“There is no time limit. But since a high-level committee has been formed, it is believed that the recommendations will be finalized after a few meetings. It will only be a matter of two to three meetings,” the source said.
Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that the Ministry of Interprovincial Coordination (IPC) on the recommendation of the NA Standing Committee has launched a forensic audit of the conference.
The audit is conducted in accordance with the mandate given.
Since it is the government of Pakistan that has distributed millions of rupees in grants to the federation, it is the government’s right to audit the federation.
The NA committee also recommended an audit.