Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) has decided to build a new hockey stadium in Islamabad named after late national hero and Olympian Mansoor Ahmed.
The recommendation was forwarded by Pakistan Hockey Federation secretary Shahbaz Ahemd Senior, where he suggested that the stadium should be built in the PSB Sports Complex, to which the executive committee agreed. The new stadium will be located adjacent to Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium.
“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,” Olympian Islahuddin said.
“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 added.
Mansoor, 49, passed away in Karachi on May 12 after suffering for weeks from complications stemming from a pacemaker and stents implanted in his heart. He was not able to get proper treatment from abroad as he was not fit to travel.