Islamabad: Pakistan Hockey Federation hopes to resume hockey ties with India. Sporting ties between the two countries were frozen after the Nov 26-28 Mumbai terror attack that left 166 people killed.  

Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary General Mohammad Asif Bajwa said they are hopeful of having a series against India as early as December.

“On the directive of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, we hope to resume hockey ties with India in December this year or January 2012,” said Asif Bajwa.

Bajwa said his federation would seek government advice on the hockey series.

“We will be meeting Interior Minister Rehman Malik who will guide us on the series and we hope to host the matches in Lahore, Karachi and Faisalabad.” he said.

(Agencies)