Bahawalpur Police on Sunday registered a case against unknown thieves who stole a hockey stick and ball from the statue of former hockey player Samiullah Khan.

As per reports, Bahawalpur Cantt Police Station has initiated the investigation with the help of CCTV footage.

The administration has put a new hockey stick and ball, restoring the statue to its original condition.


The theft occurred in less than two weeks after the statue of hockey player Samiullah was set up at a crossing to honour him.

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An investigation is underway and the police have started conducting raids to arrest the suspects.

Samiullah Khan played for Pakistan between 1973 and 1982. At the FIH World Cups, he was a member of two winning teams: 1978 and 1982. Khan won silver from the 1975 World Cup. He participated only in one Olympics in 1976 where Pakistan won bronze. Khan scored 55 goals in international hockey, including 12 in four World Cup appearances.