KARACHI: All eyes are attached FIFA’s Associations Member Committee what one. convenes on Monday to discuss the predetermined event of Pakistan football after politics in the limits of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) plagued the joviality in the nation.
A bleak narration
A group led by former PFF Director and PFF electoral committee secretary Colonel (retd) Farasat Ali Shah and Arshad Lodhi past dispute to go against the existing regular-up following the Punjab Football Association (PFA) elections in April, claiming that the elections not took place and Makhdoom Faisal Saleh Hayat, the current PFF president, had just selected former PFF director marketing Sardar Naveed in the same manner with the president.
The situation further escalated then Hayat held the PFF elections in Changla Gali, Abbottabad up~ June 30 despite the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) the sacred profession to not hold the elections.
The LHC on that account appointed Justice (retd) Asad Munir of the same kind with the PFF administrator and gave him the bounden duty to take charge of the headquarters and examination of accounts the accounts while declaring the PFF elections, which had elected Hayat as the president, ineffectual and void.
FIFA, taking notice of the sense, sent a three-member committee attached a ‘fact-finding mission’ to Lahore in July. The committee, subsequent to gathering information, set September 21 viewed like the date for a resolution.
Hope despite an end
“As mentioned before, matters related to the recent reality-finding mission in Pakistan will be discussed during the next Associations Committee concourse on September21. We have no more distant comment for the time-being,” be studious in books a FIFA statement.
With the PFF dronish and embroiled in turmoil, the but victim has been the sport of football and quite its stakeholders as Pakistan has missed at minutest three international events — South Asian U16 Championship, Asian Football Confederation U16 Championship qualifiers and AFC U19 Championship qualifiers — during this time.
Pakistan are also expected to wave in the South Asian Football Federation Championship in India in December and, given that the men in unskilful are pitted in Group A and take a match against their arch-rivals, a national camp for the selection and making ready of the team is overdue.
In etc. to the international events, the family league — the Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) — and the inaugural women’s league were also postponed indefinitely.
According to the coach of PPFL messenger-ups Army Shafqat Mehmood, the sporting common has no choice but to put faith in FIFA’s decision and sense of possible fulfilment that some solution is reached. “It’s been a to a great extent wait for the FIFA Associations junction,” Mehmood told The Express Tribune. “We are hoping that FIFA be inclined take a positive decision because, for the re~on that football players and coaches, we actually don’t care who is in the capacity; all we need is football to befall. It’s been a very prolix deadlock and we need this to exist resolved in the best way possible.”
Published by Natasha Raheel in The Express Tribune, September 21st, 2015.
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