LAHORE - President International Hockey Federation (FIH) Leandro Negre has sent condolence message to the Pakistan Hockey Federation on the sad demise of late Air Marshal (retd) M Nur Khan.

In his condolence message, the FIH chief said: “It is only when return last week from our Men’s Champions Trophy that I learned of Air Marshal Nur Khan’s passing and it is with deep emotion that I received the sad news.”

The 12th December 2011 has been a very sad day for Pakistan, but believes me the sorrow is widely shared by the entire World of Sport. My sympathies are with his family during this difficult period. I would like to present PHF with my sincere condolences on behalf of the FIH Executive Board. May his soul rest in peace.”