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Shehla Raza Becomes Pakistan Hockey Federation’s First Female President

Shehla Raza Becomes Pakistan Hockey Federation's First Female President

Shehla Raza, a leader from the Pakistan Peoples Party, achieved a significant milestone on Tuesday by becoming the first woman to be elected as president of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF). Her election took place during an extraordinary meeting of the PHF Congress, convened by Secretary General Haider Hussain.

The Congress meeting saw the attendance of 54 out of a total of 64 members, including representatives from National Bank and Pakistan Customs. Shehla Raza’s appointment as president of the embattled hockey federation was met with unanimous support. Additionally, Shuja Iqbal Pasha was elected as the secretary of finance.

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Prior to her presidency, Shehla Raza had previously served as the vice president of the PHF. Her election marks a significant step forward in promoting gender diversity and representation within the realm of sports administration in Pakistan.