PFF NC and football community meet to discuss elections roadmap

Discussions were held to ensure free and transparent elections of PFF as per its Statutes

By Web Desk
March 26, 2023
PFF NC members meet football community in Lahore - PFF

The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)'s Normalisation Committee (NC) met football community discuss the roadmap of elections.

PFF NC shared information of their meeting that took place on Saturday in Lahore. NC chairman Haroon Malik alongside other members Shahid Niaz Khokhar and Haris Azmat had a discussion with football community. 

On the occasion, detailed discussions were held to ensure free and transparent elections of PFF as per its Statutes as early as possible.

It was unanimously decided that the meeting participants will send their recommendations to the PFF by March 30, in the light of which, further steps will be taken.

Earlier this month, PFF NC reportedly failed to give a specific timeline for the elections.

Malik, however, stated that the election process at the district level will kick off on May 15.

Following a meeting with Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination (IPC) Ehsanur Rehman Mazari on Friday, Haroon whose NC tenure ends on June 30, said that the club registration phase is already over. “We have successfully conducted the club registration process that is over now. The district football association elections will now be held from May 15. As far as the PFF elections are concerned we will follow the constitution and it is not possible to hold these elections till June 30. There is a process and we will follow that,” said Haroon, who has been heading the Normalisation Committee for over two years now.

When asked whether the timeline given to conduct district elections was an effort to get another extension from FIFA, the NC chairman said that it was up to FIFA to decide.

On the questions of problems being faced by clubs for registration with district governments, he said he would follow the PFF Constitution.

“Eight departments and four provinces are eligible to contest elections which will be held according to the PFF constitution,” he said maintaining that illegal occupation of the Football activities pegged back the process.