Pakistan, formed in 1947, featured in their first-ever Olympics at the London 1948 Summer Games. However, it took the country eight years to win its first Olympic medal. Pakistan has won 10 medals at the Summer Olympics. However, only two of these are individual medals. Pakistan’s Hockey team has won eight of these medals, including the only three golds under the country’s name.
The Pakistan Hockey Federation has signed a consulting deal to help them build the country’s first franchise-based hockey league. In the presence of senior officials from the PHF, including Chairman selection Committee Olympian Manzoor Junior and Olympian Khawaja Junaid, the agreement with the consultants was signed at the PHF Headquarters in Lahore.
Hockey Olympian Rashid-ul-Hasan was shockingly banned by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) for ten years for his apparent use of abusive language against the country’s Prime Minister. Rashid had reportedly offensively criticized the decline of the country’s hockey on a social media platform. The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games gold medallist, has however categorically denyied the allegations of using offensive language.