FIFA suspends Pakistan Football Federation

Football’s world governing physique FIFA on Wednesday suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with rapid impact as a result of third-party interference which constitutes a severe violation of the FIFA Statutes.

FIFA issued an announcement on its web site stating, “The situation was prompted by the recent hostile takeover of the PFF headquarters in Lahore by a group of protestors and an alleged decision by certain individuals to remove the FIFA-appointed normalisation committee of the PFF led by Haroon Malik and to hand over the leadership of the PFF to Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah.”

The PFF office was attacked on March 27 this year and folks inside held hostage by its former president, Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah, and his group.

The world governing physique added {that a} warning letter had been issued earlier than the motion was taken.

As the scenario stays unchanged, the Bureau of the Council determined to droop the PFF.

FIFA stated its order would solely be revoked if full management of the PFF is given again to Haroon Malik.

“This suspension will only be lifted once FIFA has received confirmation from the normalisation committee of the PFF that PFF’s premises, accounts, administration, and communication channels are again under its full control and it can continue to carry out its mandate without further hindrance.”

Meanwhile, FIFA additionally banned the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) as a result of authorities interference.

The Chadian Football Association (FTFA) suspension was prompted by the current choices of Chadian authorities authorities to completely withdraw the powers delegated to the FTFA, set up a nationwide committee for the momentary administration of soccer and seize management of the FTFA premises.

The suspension will probably be lifted as soon as the related authorities choices have been repealed and the FTFA and its administration, led by President Moctar Mahamoud Hamid, have confirmed to FIFA that the FTFA premises are once more beneath its management.

(With Agencies inputs)

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