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After PFF headquarters hostile takeover: FIFA suspends Pakistan football

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has announced the suspension of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) after a hostile takeover of its headquarters.

The decision was announced by the football governing body in
a press release on its website on Wednesday.

“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,” said the statement.

The press release further stated that the suspension will
only be lifted once the body will receive confirmation that the hostile
takeover has ended.

“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

On March 27, 2021, the Football House building in Lahore was
attacked by Ashfaq Shah and his group members.

As per the sources, the members of the group took over the
PFF house, harassed the staff members there and took away the cheque books
which halted all the activities of football in the country.