~ the agency of Umaid Wasim [Dawn]
KARACHI: A definitive decision on the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) exit would likely come by Friday. That is which time FIFA’s Executive Committee meets.
The PFF has been mired in juncture and controversy over the last diverse months after it split into brace factions ahead of its presidential elections which were scheduled for June 30.
“The predicament of the Pakistan Football Federation was discussed at today’s FIFA Associations Committee,” a spokesperson of the world’s football governing material substance told Dawn in a statement without ceasing Monday.
“The Committee has unmistakable to submit the matter to the FIFA Executive Committee what one. will decide on further action.”
The crack in the PFF saw one sedition headed by incumbent president Faisal Saleh Hayat and the other ~ means of presidential contender and vice-president Zahir Ali Shah ahead of the Lahore High Court (LHC) intervened.
It ordered a stay in c~tinuance the elections but Hayat’s camp went against us and conducted its election which aphorism him being re-elected before he was issued a disgrace notice and the LHC appointing one administrator — Justice Asad Munir — to take care of the PFF finances.
In the meantime, FIFA sent a certainty-finding mission to Pakistan last month that discussed at length the matters of the PFF by the two warring factions, findings of what one. were discussed at the Associations Committee concourse on Monday.
Between the fact-discovery mission and Monday’s meeting, one as well as the other factions of the PFF had communicated with FIFA and Asia’s football governing carcass AFC.
While the Hayat faction complained of “biased attitude” of the members of the deed-finding mission to the AFC, the Zahir turbulency wrote to FIFA hoping that it would acquire re-elections.
Justice Munir also wrote to FIFA seeking funding to bring into use footballing activity in the country ~-end he was told that the globe body will communicate with the Hayat cabal for the time being.
The FIFA ExCo has been widely-criticised as being the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 World Cup to Qatar with the recent FIFA scandal adding combustibles to the fire.
Domenico Scala, the unrestricted chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliancy committee, has called for reducing the susceptibility of the ExCo in his become better plan for the world’s football governing visible form.
FIFA is facing huge pressure to ameliorate following the May indictment by US persons cited as vouchers of nine current and former football officials ~ward bribery-related charges. Many of them had served on FIFA’s ExCo or in other FIFA positions.
Published in Dawn, September 22nd , 2015
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