Women Development Department is also organizing Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Hockey Cup in Sukkur on March 27
Karachi: The Karachi Hockey Association organized an Exhibition Match of women hockey players at KHA Sports Complex, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Karachi on Thursday as part of International Women’s Day celebrations. The match was played between Syeda Shehla Raza XI and Tanzeela Cheema XI.
The female players of both the teams performed brilliantly and scored one goal against each other. The match was decided on penalty stroke and was won by Syeda Shehla Raza XI.
Sindh Minister for Women’s Development Syeda Shehla Raza witnessed the hockey match as a special guest.
Addressing the exhibition match, Minister Shehla Raza said that today’s exhibition match is continuation of the International Women’s Day celebrations under Sindh Women’s Development Department and expressed pleasure to see that the young women players are so much excited about hockey.
Shehla said that his department is also organizing Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Hockey Cup in Sukkur on March 27, which will not only encourage women hockey players but will also give a place to new talent in Pakistan women’s hockey. She also thanked the parents of the players for allowing their daughters for participating in women’s hockey.
Earlier, on her arrival at the KHA Sports Complex, Syeda Shehla Raza was greeted by Haider Ali, a prominent Pakistani hockey Olympian, along with other officials, and introduced women players. The minister also took separate pictures with the players, match referees and team officials of both the teams and the captains of both the teams along with the trophy. (PR)