LAHORE - The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) disciplinary committee imposed a life ban on 20 former Punjab Football Congress (PFC) members for forming a parallel body of Punjab Football Association (PFA).

The PFF disciplinary committee has imposed life ban on 20 PFC members after having them found guilty of violation of Article 70 of PFF statutes by making a parallel body of the PFA. Those, who were banned for life, were M Ashraf Khan, Nadeem Ahmed, Haji Mian M Ashraf, Ch Azhar Ahmed, Javaid Ghani, Irfan Maqsood Malik, Anees Ahmed Khan Lodhi, Malik Tariq Rasheed, M Shafiq Ahmed Naveed, Mehmood Mustafa, Chaudhry Rasheed, Rana Zia Ur Rehman, Rana Akram Mubarik, M Arshad Khan Lodhi, Mehmood Khalid Chaudhry, Ch M Ikhlaq, Faqir Muhammad, M Naeem, Safdar Shahzad and Falak Sher Babar.

Consequently, the PFF disciplinary committee has declared the above mentioned persons ‘Persona Non Grata’ and debarred them for life from taking part directly or indirectly, in any football related activity of the PFF or its affiliated units.

Talking to this scribe, PFF secretary Col (R) Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi said: “It is in PFF constitution that a stern action will be taken against those who violates the PFF statutes. So to impose discipline and stop PFF members for violating its statutes, the PFF disciplinary committee has imposed a life ban on 20 members.”

It is pertinent to mention here that show-cause notices were issued to all the members and no one bothered to reply except a few one and after a proper legal procedure, the PFF disciplinary committee took a decision to impose a life ban on 20 members for violating the PFF statutes.