Naib Subedar Shahzad Ahmed, hailing from Chitral, has emerged as a shining star in the world of Pakistani Polo. Notably, he achieved the distinction of becoming the first player from the Frontier Corps North polo team to earn the coveted Pakistan colours.
His remarkable journey has been marked by outstanding achievements that have brought pride to the nation. In a historic moment, Shahzad Ahmed represented the Pakistan National Polo Team during the World Polo Qualifying Round held in South Africa in 2022.
His contributions were instrumental in securing victory against arch-rivals India in both matches, demonstrating not only his exceptional skills but also his unwavering commitment to the sport. Shahzad Ahmed’s connection to polo runs deep, as he has been a proud member of the Chitral team participating in the prestigious Shandur Polo Festival since 2006.
Impressively, he has consistently led his team to victory, lifting the Shandur Polo Festival trophy for an impressive 16 consecutive years. In recognition of his meritorious contributions to the world of polo in Chitral, Shahzad Ahmed was honoured and presented with a well-deserved award by Inspector General Frontier Corps North, Major General Noor Wali Khan.
This acknowledgment underscores his dedication and outstanding performance on the polo field. Looking ahead, Shahzad Ahmed aspires to impart his knowledge and passion for polo to the younger generation of enthusiasts.
He envisions the creation of a polo academy that will nurture and train talented individuals, aiming to elevate Pakistan’s reputation on the international polo stage.