FIFA Restores Pakistan Football Federation’s Membership

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has lifted the suspension imposed on Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect.

On Tuesday, a letter from FIFA’s secretary general Fatma Samoura, addressed to PFF’s secretary general, was released to media which reinstated all of PFF’s membership rights after a ban was imposed on Pakistan due to third party’s interference.

Following the PFF’s internal power struggles and corruption charges, Lahore High Court (LHC) appointed an administrator to oversee the federation.


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After LHC’s decision to handover PFF offices back to Faisal Saleh Hayyat, FIFA agreed to lift the ban.

Consequently, PFF’s representative and club teams are again entitled to take part in international competitions.

The letter further reads:

This also means that PFF’s members and officials may benefit from development programmes, courses and training from FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Finally, FIFA member associations may again enter into sporting contact with PFF and/or its teams.

An excerpt from a FIFA-issued statement reads:

PFF’s members and officials may benefit from development programmes, courses and training from FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Finally, FIFA member associations may again enter into sporting contact with PFF and/or its teams.

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