FIFA Suspends Pakistan And Chadian Football Federation

Lausanne, April 7 (IANS) Football’s world governing physique FIFA on Wednesday suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with speedy impact as a result of third-party interference. It additionally banned the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) as a result of authorities interference.

FIFA issued a press release 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 workplace was attacked on March 27 this yr 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.

FIFA mentioned 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.”

The Chadian Football Association (FTFA) suspension was prompted by the latest 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.

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