LAHORE - The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has expressed its gratitude to the Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) ministry and the National Assembly for informing the nation about the Rs 436,267,343 grant given to them by the Federal government during the last five years.

The PHF also desired to add that in 2014-2015, the Punjab government had kind enough to help the federation with a sum of Rs 100 million, said PHF secretary Rana Mujahid Tuesday.

"The PHF hopes that the critics who have been blaming that the federation had looted billions of rupees must correct themselves and realize their mistake,” he said.

He added the PHF also regretted for not qualifying for the Olympics 2016 owing to different reasons. "However, during last two years, Pakistan hockey team played three finals of Asian Games, Asian Champions Trophy and World Champions Trophy, which is a distinction indeed amid shortage of funds,” Rana Mujahid concluded.