KARACHI: Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) has agreed on establishing a new hockey stadium in Islamabad that it has decided to dedicate to former hockey hero Mansoor Ahmed who passed away recently.
The new stadium will be built adjacent Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium in the country’s capital.
The recommendation was put forth by Pakistan Hockey Federation secretary Shahbaz Ahmed Senior in which he suggested that the structure should be constructed in the PSB Sports Complex.
Talking to local media, Olympian Islahuddin said regarding the move, “This is a great step by the PSB and also the secretary PHF who presented this suggestion. Mansoor had done a lot for Pakistan and the way he left us was not how a hero should have.”
“I hope that other heroes, who have done so much for Pakistan hockey, should also be considered for the insurance plan so that they can get the treatment on time,” he further added.
The executive committee of PSB also approved Rs 1 million as aid for the wife of Mansoor Ahmed.
Mansoor Ahmed, 49, passed away in Karachi last week (May 12) after suffering from a heart disease. He was seeking medical treatment for a pacemaker and stents to be implanted in his heart.