Naveed Alam, a former professional hockey Olympian and member of the World Cup-winning squad in 1994, has died.

Naveed Alam, former hockey Olympian

Alam was detected with blood cancer earlier in the month, at the age of 47. He was receiving cancer treatment at the Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore.  After his condition worsened yesterday night, he was moved to the critical care unit.

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His family reported earlier this month that the former athlete had been feeling poorly for some nights and had gone to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, where physicians discovered his condition.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar expressed sadness over the revelation of former hockey Olympian Naveed Alam’s illness. The chief minister has stated that the Punjab government will cover the costs of his healthcare.

He further stated that orders have been given to the appropriate personnel and that Naveed Alam would be adequately cared for during his hospitalization.

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The Sindh government has also addressed Shaukat Khanum hospital in Lahore, indicating that it will cover all expenditures for the former hockey player’s hospitalization.

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