National Game of Pakistan

National Game of Pakistan

Hockey is one of the Priority disciplines Game In Pakistan. Field Hockey is considered the national game of Pakistan. Pakistan’s Performance in Hockey at Various International competitions was phenomenal during the 1920-1950s Period and that was probably why the sport became accepted as a National sport in the country.

Before Independence, in 1924, the Indian chapter of the Olympic movement was born. The founder was Hassan, the first Secretary of the Punjab Olympic Association. Lt.Col H.L.O. Garrett, vice-principal of Government College, Lahore, was the President of the founder body.

The most popular sport in Pakistan is cricket, while field hockey, polo, and squash are also popular in Pakistan. Traditional sports like kabaddi and other well-known games are also played. The Pakistan Sports Board was created in 1962 by the Ministry of Education as a corporate body for the purposes of promoting and developing uniform standards of competition in sports in Pakistan comparable to the standards prevailing internationally, and regulating and controlling sports in Pakistan on a national basis.


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