The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Normalisation Committee (NC) shared that clubs from across the country sought more time before elections.
PFF NC met representatives of the football community in Lahore on Thursday. During the meeting, different clubs' representatives presented the demand of clubs to get some more time to comply with PFF statutes to secure their voting right before elections.
PFF NC chairman Haroon Malik showed a strong will to kick off the PFF elections on May 15.
He said that the PFF election process is well underway and club registration has been completed through a massive technology based drive and club scrutiny will be completed in April, after which, PFF district elections will be held.
In response, the participants of clubs urged the PFF NC to provide more time to the clubs in order to register themselves in the list of active clubs.
After several requests by the participants of the meeting for enabling the clubs to fulfill statutory requirements by extending the timelines for clubs’ registration, the Chairman NC has requested the football fraternity members present in the meeting to nominate their representatives having legal expertise to form a committee which should then work closely with the FIFA NC so that the election process can be carried out at a speedy pace in accordance with the PFF statutes.
The house has also emphasized on FIFA NC to carry out transparent physical scrutiny of the clubs to identify and eliminate the ghost elements in the system.
Saud Hashimi, a member of NC heading the Pakistan Football Connect (PFC) Programme, informed about the club registration process, which provides the basic structure for the election process. He also shared the data of the clubs which have come into the fold of PFF connect for the first time and the success story of ‘PFF at your doorsteps’ campaign in which a mobile van is being sent to every corner of the country to register new football clubs.