The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is set to host first-ever introductory referee course from March 16-19 in Karachi.
In an announcement made on Tuesday, PFF shared details of the four-day-long course headed by Khurram Shahzad (FIFA MA Referee Instructor and Manager Referee) and Muhammad Iqbal Junior (FIFA MA Fitness Instructor).
A total of 24 participants will take part in the introductory course.
In a statement issued by the PFF, Shahzad said: "I am thankful to PFF NC which took this great initiative. We are lining up the courses to identify talented referees for further development. This is a very good opportunity for the participants to learn the modern trends of the game so that they can spot the top refereeing talent within the region for us to contribute towards the development of refereeing in Pakistan."
FIFA had decided to lift ban on the PFF, which was imposed in April 2021 due to undue third-party interference, in June last year.
FIFA also extended the mandate of the Normalisation Committee (NC) by 12 months.
According to FIFA, the mandate of the normalisation committee includes the managing of PFF’s daily affairs, ensuring the proper registration and scrutiny of the clubs in Pakistan, draft and ratify, with the assistance of FIFA and the AFC, an electoral code for the PFF, organise the elections at district followed by provincial levels and conduct the elections of a new PFF executive committee.