Ex-players protest against holding political rally in hockey ground

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will hold a public gathering led by their chairman Imran Khan on August 13

By Web Desk
August 12, 2022

LAHORE: Former Pakistan hockey players gathered here at National Hockey Stadium to stage a protest against holding a political gathering. 

The National hockey stadium's AstroTurf was scrapped completely after Punjab Sports Board (PSB) allowed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to hold a public gathering led by their chairman Imran Khan on August 13. 

Preparations for the political gathering are in full swing. Meanwhile, some of the former international hockey players reached the stadium to protest against destroying a ground for political means. 

The protestors while holding placards chanted against the PSB amid PTI workers making efforts to stop them.  

On Wednesday, a video went viral on social media in which labors can be seen removing AstroTurf from National Hockey Stadium. A lot of social media users criticized PTI and its chairman, who is also a sportsman, for destroying a playing turf.