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Karachi, February 09, 2009:Managing Director PIA Capt. Mohammad Aijaz Haroon appreciating the performance of the PIA Hockey Team congratulated them on winning the 56th National Hockey Championship here on Monday.

“Encouraging healthy sports activity is of high importance in PIA as the airline would like to promote sports and support Country’s sportsmen at national and international levels. Besides making the airline become top international carrier of repute for the travelling public”. Managing Director PIA asserted.

He praised the team for their outstanding performance in the all matches played and lauded the efforts made by the team coach for training & guiding the winning Hockey team. PIA played nine matches out of which seven were won, one match was lost and one ended in a draw.

The final match was played between Pakistan International Airlines & National Bank of Pakistan where PIA retained the National Hockey title on the basis of better goal average. PIA’s Ehsan Ullah was declared Best Player of the championship while Nasir Ahmed was declared the Best Goal Keeper.

Capt. Mohammad Aijaz Haroon hoped that other PIA teams would follow the spirit of Hockey team in winning laurels for PIA in their respective games.