Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Congress has officially confirmed
the suspension of the Pakistan Football Federation.
The decision was announced by the football governing body after
the 71st virtual FIFA Congress meeting on Friday.
In a statement FIFA said, “203 members out of the 207 attending voted in favour of the Bureau of the FIFA Council’s step to suspend Pakistan on April 7, 2021, for the third party’s interference.”
“Only one member association voted against it. The FIFA
Congress also ratified the suspension of the Chadian Football Association,” it
FIFA President Gianni Infantino expressed the hope that the
suspension can be lifted soon. “Obviously, soon we hope we can lift the
suspensions on the football associations.”
On March 27, 2021, the Football House building in Lahore was
attacked by Ashfaq Shah and his group members.
As per the sources, the members of the group took over the
PFF house, harassed the staff members there and took away the cheque books
which halted all the activities of football in the country.