Zurich: Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Wednesday has announced the suspension of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect due to third party interference.
The decision was announced by FIFA in a press release on its website.
“The Bureau of the FIFA Council suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect due to third-party interference, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA Statutes,” the statement read.
It further added, “This suspension will only be lifted once FIFA has received confirmation from the normalisation committee of the PFF that the PFF’s premises, accounts, administration and communication channels are again under its full control and it can continue to carry out its mandate without further hindrance.”
The FIFA media which is responsible for handling media communication and operations. turned to its official twitter handel and wrote, "FIFA suspends Chad and Pakistan football associations"
FIFA suspends Chad and Pakistan football associations— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) April 7, 2021
Earlier in March, the Football House building in Lahore was attacked by Ashfaq Shah and his group members. They harassed the staff members there and took away the cheque books which halted all the activities of football.
Following the incident, the Bureau of the FIFA Council issued a letter warning. But as the situation remained unchanged, the Bureau decided to suspend the PFF.
The FIFA headquarters is in Zurich, Switzerland and describes itself as an international governing body of association football.