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Tuesday July 23, 2024

PHF fails to pay 13 employees in Karachi

By Our Correspondent
June 22, 2024
Hockey players can be seen playing on the field on November 19, 2023. — Facebook/Pakistan Hockey Federation
Hockey players can be seen playing on the field on November 19, 2023. — Facebook/Pakistan Hockey Federation

KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has failed to pay 13 employees at Abdul Sattar Hockey Stadium.

The employees include director Abdul Sattar Edhi stadium, peon, and groundsmen. Their five months salaries are pending. PHF employees posted in Lahore were paid two months’ salaries before Eid-ul-Adha, The News has learnt on Friday.

Meanwhile, It is also worth noting that PHF management has been divided into two parallel groups. Both claim they have majority of PHF congress members and are also fighting legal issues in the courts.

Some of them have been employed here for more than 20 years. Sources said that these 13 employees in Karachi were being victimised because PHF high officials thought that they were close to their rival group in Karachi.

A group of former Olympian and international hockey players appealed to the Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who is also the patron in chief of PHF, to take notice of this wrong decision and issue orders to release the five months delayed salaries of PHF Karachi employees with immediate effect.