Centre-half Anwar Ahmed Khan took up hockey in India, where he was born, and continued to play hockey after his family migrated to Pakistan in 1951. Khan was selected to the Pakistani national team in 1954 and played with them for 12 years until 1966, when he retired from sports. Khan won an Olympic gold in 1960, Olympic silvers in 1956 and 1964 and Asian Games gold medals in 1958 and 1962. Outside of sports, Khan worked with Pakistani customs beginning in 1955, retiring from the customs in 1993 as assistant collector. In parallel with his work in customs, Khan also served the Pakistan Hockey Federation in different capacities including as manager of senior and junior teams and member of selection committee. Khan helped the Pakistani national team to win a silver at the 1975 World Cup, a gold at the 1974 Asian Games, and a silver at the 1986 Asian Games, whereas the junior team under his tutelage won bronze at the 1982 World Cup.