FIFA ban: ‘Politicians hurt Pakistan Football Federation the most’
ISLAMABAD: The issue of suspension of membership of Pakistan Football Federation by FIFA has reached the upper house.
According to ARY News, a meeting of the Senate was held under the chairmanship of Sadiq Sanjarani in which a question was asked about the membership of Pakistan Football Federation during Question Hour.
The Chairman Senate addressed the Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Fehmida Mirza to answer this question but she was not present in the meeting, which angered Sadiq Sanjarani.
He directed that all the ministers should come to the House on time and attend the meeting.
During Question Hour, Dr. Fehmida Mirza arrived at the meeting. Seeing this, the Speaker reiterated the question of suspension of Pakistan Football Federation and provided an opportunity to the Federal Minister to reply.
Speaking at the meeting, Dr Fehmida Mirza confirmed that FIFA had suspended the membership of the Pakistan Football Federation. He said that “personalities harm Pakistan for the sake of their caste and ego, such personalities are bigger than institutions”.
He said that political figures have been with the football federation since 2011, which has led to the formation of two or three factions in the football federation. The last policy came from in 2005, after which no amendment was allowed and no policy was introduced.
The Federal Minister said that the Pakistan Football Federation has suffered the most from the politicians.
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He said that the federation is in talks with the parties for transparent elections and a committee has been formed in the Senate to resolve the issues of the football federation.