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Former hockey World Cup winner Naveed Alam diagnosed with cancer, requests govt help for treatment

Former hockey World Cup winner Naveed Alam diagnosed with cancer, requests govt help for treatment

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What Happened: Member of the 1994 World Cup winning team, Naveed Alam, has sought financial support from the government after he was diagnosed with blood cancer.

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Details: Naveed Alam is a former member of Pakistan’s hockey team that won the World Cup in 1994 in Sydney. He was diagnosed with blood cancer at Shaukat Khanum Hospital Lahore. According to his daughter Hajra Naveed, Shaukat Khanum’s doctors have given an estimate of Rs four million for the treatment. 

His sister, Nargis told the media that Naveed’s financial condition was not stable. Further adding, “I appeal to the Prime Minister, Imran Khan to help us out.”

According to sources, Javed Afridi, the owner of Peshawar Zalmi, had contacted the family of the World Cup Winner and assured them he will take care of all the hospital expenses for Naveed. Furthermore, Shaukat Khanum hospital had denied to treat the former hockey player until the patient arranged 4 million rupees. However, Sindh government issued a directive, asking SKMH to assist Naveed Alam.

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