In an exhilarating display of talent and teamwork, the 67th National Hockey Championship is in progress at the lt. Gen. Ishfaq Nadeem Hockey Stadium in Rawalpindi,


A collaborative effort by the Pakistan Hockey Federation and the Army Welfare Trust. The championship’s fifth day witnessed a series of matches where special guests graced each encounter. In the first match, Pakistan Army faced off against Gilgit Baltistan, emerging victorious with a remarkable 13-0 score. Led by Osman’s four goals, the Army’s strong performance showcased their prowess on the field, while Shafqat and Ahmed Suroor, among others, contributed to the commanding win. The match was supervised by Umpire Asif Ali and Shahzaib, with Rizwan Khan serving as the reserve umpire. The second match saw Sindh A and Rangers engaged in a fierce battle, resulting in a draw of 0-0. Both teams displayed exceptional defense, with the match ending without any goals. The umpires for this match were Amir Hamza and Waqas Butt, with Muhammad Salim as the reserve umpire.

In the third match, Balochistan B faced off against Islamabad, securing a victory with a score of 2-1. Madthur from Balochistan B shone bright, scoring both goals, while Adil contributed a goal for Islamabad. The umpires for this match were Wasim and Zahid Hamid, with Irfan Malik serving as the reserve umpire. The fourth match witnessed a clash between Pakistan WAPDA and the Police team. Pakistan WAPDA showcased their supremacy with a convincing 5-1 win, highlighting their excellent teamwork and skill on the field. Aziz and Aleem Bilal led the scoring for Pakistan WAPDA, while Atif Baig scored for the Police team. Umpires Bilal and Fahad supervised this thrilling match, with Abdul Sattar as the reserve umpire.

The fifth match pitted Pakistan Customs against Azad Jammu and Kashmir, resulting in a dominant 10-1 victory for Pakistan Customs. Abdul Mannan’s hat-trick and contributions from Ghazanfar and Baqar propelled Pakistan Customs to a commanding win. Waqar scored the solitary goal for Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Umpires Asad Abbas and Wajahat officiated the match, with Irfan Tahir as the reserve umpire. Looking ahead, five matches are scheduled for October 17th, promising more intense hockey action and fierce competition. Punjab A will face Pakistan Airforce, Balochistan A will clash with Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan WAPDA will go against Balochistan B, Mardan Petroleum will challenge Punjab B, and Sindh A will compete with Port Qasim in what is sure to be an action-packed day of hockey.

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