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PR No.53
Islamabad: April 07, 2021

The suspension of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) by the FIFA Bureau is highly painful, and absolutely shocking to the millions of Football fans. While reacting on the instant FIFA decision, the President, Pakistan Sports Board said that the decision taken hurriedly by the FIFA Council is uncalled for as the Government of Pakistan has already condemned the act of taking over of Football House by a faction of PFF in unequivocal terms. The President PSB said efforts are being made to bring both parties at the table. She said that the Normalization Committee is also being requested to announce the roadmap for Elections of PFF in line with the directions of FIFA. The President PSB observed the FIFA decision has saddened the Football fraternity of Pakistan. The President, PSB reiterated that PFF and Normalization Committee are autonomous bodies and the Government is playing the role of mediator so as to restore the normal activities of Football in the country. The President PSB once again requested all the factions of PFF to give up their unjustified present stance and amicably resolve their disputes through dialogue. The President also appealed FIFA authorities to waive the present suspension of PFF for the sake of Football fans in Pakistan. She said the Government of Pakistan pledges to facilitate the FIFA in peaceful resolution of the matter while upholding the international obligations.
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