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Fifa selects Pakistan Football Federation ‘normalisation committee’

Fifa has named the five members of the ‘normalisation committee’ it is appointing to run the Pakistan Football Federation, following its rejection in June of the election of Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah as the federation’s president.

The normalisation committee will run the federation’s day-to-day affairs and organise elections next June to appoint new officials to the federation, and to district and provincial associations. The committee comprises:

  1. Mr Humza Khan (chairman)
  2. Mr Sikander Khattak (member)
  3. Mr Munir Ahmed Khan Sadhana (member)
  4. Mr Syed Hasan Najib Shah (member)
  5. Col. Mujahidullah Tareen (member)

The committee will assume their duties with immediate effect, although they are also undergoing an eligibility check to be carried out by Fifa’s Review Committee.

Fifa and the Asian Football Confederation opposed the election of Shah, in December 2018, because it was mandated by the Pakistan Supreme Court. In June, Fifa said: “Should elections at the PFF take place on a date that is imposed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, this would be considered undue influence in the sense of the Fifa Statutes.”