Former Pakistani hockey player Malik Nasir Khan passed away at the age of 59 on Thursday evening.
Khan, born in 1959 in Bannu to a political family, represented Pakistan in the Junior Olympics and played a key role in Pakistani’s victory in the 1979 edition of the Junior Hockey World Cup. He was given the title of ‘Golden Stick’ for his brilliant performance.
He excelled in tennis and squash as well.
Khan has served as the sports minister of KP. He became an MNA in 1997 and served as the parliamentary secretary for sports and tourism.
He completed his Intermediate from Aitchison College, Lahore and Bachelors from Edwards College, Peshawar. Khan completed his law degree from the Peshawar Law College.
The deceased lawmaker started his political career by taking part in the country’s first local bodies election and was elected general secretary. He went on to become MPA in 1988 and 1993, after winning elections on the ticket of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
Correction: A previous version of the story mistakenly stated that he was born in 1959, completed his matriculation from Lahore’s Aitchison College and served as the sports minister of Sindh. The story has been updated with correct information. The error is regretted.