Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) is the only national governing body for the game of Squash in Pakistan. PSF is affiliated with the World Squash Federation (WSF), Asian Squash Federation (ASF), Professional Squash Association (PSA), Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), etc.
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is very efficiently patronizing the Pakistan Squash Federation. Entire manpower, resources and administrative support are being provided to PSF by PAF.
Squash is the only individual sport in which Pakistan has made her presence felt at the international level by making unbeatable records. Ever since her debut in 1950, Pakistan has remained among the top squash-playing countries in the world. The man who put Pakistan on the world squash map was Hashim Khan who baffles the world with his artistry, wizardry and incredible speed inside the squash court. He went on to found a dynasty that dominated the squash world for nearly three decades. The names of such great maestros Azam Khan, Roshan Khan, Mohibullah, Qamar Zaman, Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan created history in the world of squash.
The mission of the Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) is to promote and govern the game of Squash in Pakistan. As the only national governing body for Squash in Pakistan, PSF is affiliated with several national and international organizations, including the World Squash Federation (WSF), Asian Squash Federation (ASF), Professional Squash Association (PSA), Pakistan Olympic Association (POA), and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB). The PSF is efficiently supported by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) through manpower, resources, and administrative assistance. Squash is the only individual sport in which Pakistan has made an indelible mark at the international level, thanks to the great players who put Pakistan on the world squash map. The PSF has a rich history dating back to the early 1950s when Hashim Khan, a ball picker at the PAF Officers’ Mess Peshawar, won the prestigious British Open and went on to found a dynasty of great squash players that dominated the game for almost three decades. The PSF has successfully produced several world champions, including Hashim Khan, Roshan Khan, Azam Khan, Mohibullah Khan, Qamar Zaman, Jahangir Khan, and Jansher Khan, who have won several championships and brought great honor to their country. The PSF continues to work towards promoting the game of Squash and producing world-class players who can represent Pakistan at the international level.
At the helm is Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar NI(M), HI(M), SI(M), TI(M), providing visionary guidance. Serving as the Senior Vice President is Kazim Hamad Pasha SI(M), bringing a wealth of experience to the role. Air Commodore (R) Amir Nawaz, in his capacity as the Secretary of the Pakistan Squash Federation, contributes his extensive expertise to the administration. Overseeing game development is Group Captain (R) Irfan Asghar, who also holds the position of Director of Academies, ensuring the nurturing of emerging talent. Together, this ensemble of leaders is dedicated to propelling Pakistan’s squash landscape to greater heights.
1. Squash was almost unknown as a game till about the middle of 20th century. At the time of participation of India which saw the birth of Pakistan as an independent country, the only international squash tournament was the British Open held in London each year. Its winner carried the title of World Champion. Pakistan has ruled the world of squash for more than four decades.
2. Pakistan Squash Federation came under the umbrella of Pakistan Air Force in early 70s along with formation of Asian Squash Federation in early 80s. Since then, the PAF has been tremendously contributing for the promotion of Squash in the country.
3. The Asian Squash Federation was established after the successful journey of Great Hashim Khan from PAF Base Peshawar to England. Mr Hashim Khan was merely a ball picker at PAF Officers’ Mess Peshawar but had high aims with firm determination for making his dreams true of being World Champion. During Pakistan Professional Squash Championship in 1949 at Kakul, Mr Hashim Khan lifted the title amongst 32 participants with his stunning performance where Commandant PMA Kakul (Brig Ingall) admired the action-packed Hashim and was confident that he was good enough to compete in the British Open.
4. When the information passed to then Air Force Chief about Hashim Khan’s slick performance, he further supported his case and finally at the age of 37 years, Mr Hashim Khan reached London in 1951 on a chartered PAF plane. As he belonged from a very humble background with very limited resources, the young officers of PAF contributed for his participation. In his first international appearance, Hashim Khan won the prestigious British Open at England. His consecutive victory in British Open continued till 1956 and in 1958. By joining Mr Roshan Khan in 1957 as World Champion, this journey was followed with the stunning efforts by Azam Khan, Roshan Khan, Mohibullah (Snr), Qamar Zaman, Jahangir Khan and the unmatchable Jansher Khan.
5. The highlights of our major projects with prominent achievements are elaborated below.
Champions from Pakistan
Hashim Khan (1951-56, 1958)
Roshan Khan (1957)
Azam Khan (1959-62)
Mohibullah Khan (1963)
Qamar Zaman (1975)
Jhangir Khan (1981-85, 88)
Jansher Khan (1987, 1989-90, 1992-96)
|1.||Hashim Khan||1951-56, 1958||07 Years|
|2.||Roshan Khan||1957||01 Year|
|3.||Azam Khan||1959-62||04 Years|
|4.||Mohibullah Khan||1963||01 Year|
|5.||Qamar Zaman||1975||01 Year|
|6.||Jahangir Khan||1981-85, 88||06 Years|
|7.||Jansher Khan||1987, 1989-90, 1992-96||08 Years|