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  • FIFA suspends Pakistan Football Federation as its 'offices, accounts remain in court's control'

    FIFA has suspended the Pakistan Football Federation's (PFF) membership citing "undue third-party interference" as the federation's "offices and its accounts remain in control of a court-appointed administrator," a press release from the association said on Wednesday...

    With the suspension in effect, the PFF and its associate clubs will not be able to benefit from any of FIFA or the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) facilities or...

  • FIFA lifts suspension on Pakistan Football Federation

    FIFA on Tuesday lifted with immediate effect the suspension it had imposed on Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) last year and reinstated 'all of PFF’s membership rights'...

    The PFF had been embroiled in internal power struggle and legal wrangling the last few years, following which the Lahore High Court (LHC) had appointed an administrator to oversee the federation...

  • Spanish football federation chief arrested in fraud probe

    MADRID: Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar was arrested along with his son and two more federation executives in an anti-corruption investigation on Tuesday...

    The state prosecutor and Spanish police said Villar, his son Gorka Villar, and two other football officials were detained while raids were carried out at the federation headquarters and other properties...

  • Saudi Football Federation bans referee for taking bribe

    The Saudi Football Federation have banned referee Fahad al-Mirdasi for life over bribery and urged FIFA to remove him from the pool of referees for the 2018 World Cup in Russia...

    Mirdasi was suspended after admitting offering to take a bribe to influence the outcome of a match, the federation's disciplinary and ethics committee said late Tuesday...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Sindh CM approves Rs100m grant for Pakistan Hockey Federation

    KARACHI: While approving a Rs100 million recurring grant for the Pakistan Hockey Federation to promote the game across the province, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murah Ali Shah on Monday announced to revamp the Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium...

    The chief minister expressed his keenness to revive field hockey, once Pakistan’s source of glory in international sports arena...

  • Pakistan Tennis Federation to set up camps for junior players

    Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will set up training camps in three different categories for junior players with the aim to bring forth new talent, PTF Secretary Sanaullah Aman said on Thursday...

    Speaking about the Davis Cup tie between Pakistan and Thailand scheduled for September in Pakistan, Aman said that he is hopeful that Pakistan would beat Thailand...

  • Khawaja Junaid disappointed by Pakistan Hockey Federation action

    LAHORE: Sacked head coach of Pakistan team Khawaja Junaid is disappointed the way the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) ousted him from the job in the backdrop of the national team’s dismal performance in the World Hockey League...

    “I have submitted my report to the PHF on World Hockey League performance and there was news that the federation has convened its Executive Board meeting on July 24 where I will be given a chance to explain...

  • Pakistan Hockey Federation president Akhtar Rasool resigns

    KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) president Akhtar Rasool stepped down from his post on Thursday, days after rejecting reports in the media that he was removed from office by the government following the hockey team's failure to qualify for the 2016 Olympics...

    The former center-half Rasool, who represented Pakistan at two Olympics and four World Cups, was elected unopposed as the president of the hockey federation in 2013... ...

  • Pakistan Hockey Federation formulates own probe body

    LAHORE: In a surprising move, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has also formulated a probe committee of its own to investigate the national team’s failure to qualify for the Olympics following an order of Prime Minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif...

    However, just a day before of the meeting of that committee, the PHF on Wednesday issued a news release in which it announced its own committee which has former Olympians Shahid Ali...

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