Pakistan Football Federation has been suspended by FIFA

The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) was suspended after the PFF headquarters were taken over by Syed Ashfaq Shah and his group. The Federation was headed by a standards commission appointed by FIFA. The committee was chaired by Haroon Malik.

FIFA ruled the takeover illegal and gave Syed Ashfaq Shah and his group an ultimatum to transfer control of the PFF by March 31 on pain of general suspension.

It is understood that the ultimatum was ignored.

FIFA has issued a statement that the FIFA council office has suspended the PFF with immediate effect due to third-party interference.

This situation was prompted by the recent hostile takeover of the PFF headquarters in Lahore by a group of protesters and an alleged decision by some individuals to dismiss the FIFA-appointed PFF standards committee, headed by Haroon Malik, and hand over the leadership of the PFF to Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah, ”FIFA said

However, it is hoped that the suspension will be lifted if the situation is taken under control by the relevant authorities, as stated by FIFA,

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

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