Pakistan entered the international squash arena with dramatic suddenness in 1951
when Hashim Khan, a humble professional who was scarcely heard of even in his
own country won the British Open Championship and effectively become World
champion. Hashim beaded a long time of great Pakistani prayers that stretches to
Jahangir Khan and jansher Khan at the present time and which includes such
illustrious names as Azam Khan, Roshan Khan. Nasrullah Khan. Motibullah Khan.
Yusuf Khan, the brothers Din, Jamal and Khan, Aftab Jawiad, Mohammad yasin,
Sharif Khan, Hidayat Jahan, Gogi Alauddin, Sajjad Muneer, and Qamar Zaman. With
a few exceptions, all these heroes or their ancestors hailed from Nawakille a
poor village situated on the fringes of Pashawar.
Apart from innumerable individual titles standing to its credit, Pakistan has
won the biennial World Team Championship six times and would have done so more
often but for the fact that until 1980, the competition was barred to
professionals. It is indeed remarkable that Pakistan has been such a force in
the game because its squash-playing population does not compare for size with
its rivals, not or facilities for playing it so numerous and widely spread.