- Pakistan surprised by FIFA ban on PFF. PSB DG Col Zaman states they were not expecting such a rash decision from FIFA.
- Zaman states he was anticipating FIFA to execute a thorough as well as extensive evaluation of the prevailing scenario.
- PDB DG states FFIA’s choice would serve no good to the future of the game.
ISLAMABAD: The suspension of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) by FIFA has actually stunned the federal government as newly-appointed supervisor general of the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Col (retd) Asif Zaman claimed that the football governing body took the decision in haste.
The Bureau of the FIFA Council put on hold the PFF “because of third-party interference, which makes up a significant infraction of the FIFA Statutes”.
The PSB supervisor general claimed that Priest for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Dr Fehmida Mirza had requested patience throughout her press conference held a number of days back.
“We were not expecting such a hasty choice from the football’s controling body. It has actually shocked us as the video game of football will be the ultimate patient after such decision.
The preacher had actually assured her assistance for solving the issue in the most effective passion of the game. Though the federal government does not want any type of disturbance, for the video game’s future we wanted a friendly negotiation of the issue,” he stated.
Zaman said he was expecting FIFA to carry out an in-depth and thorough testimonial of the dominating circumstance.
“We were taken by surprise by this rash choice that I feel would certainly offer no good to the future of the video game. We were anticipating a reasonable evaluation of the circumstance by the video game’s governing body before enforcing a suspension on the PFF,” stated the DG.
The FIFA in a handout issued on Wednesday claimed the decision to suspend Pakistan was prompted by the current requisition of the PFF’s Head office in Lahore by a group of protesters as well as a claimed choice by particular people to get rid of the FIFA-appointed Normalisation Board of the PFF led by Haroon Malik and to hand over the leadership of the PFF to Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah.
When PFF head of state Ashfaq Shah was approached in Islamabad where he was nursing his small surgical procedure, he said he was dissatisfied by the decision like any other Pakistani.