The Bureau of the FIFA Council has taken into consideration a decision concerning the governance of two member associations, Chad and Pakistan.
The Bureau of the FIFA Council has suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect due to third-party interference, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA Statutes. This situation was prompted by the recent hostile takeover of the PFF headquarters, by a group of protestors and an alleged decision by certain individuals to remove the FIFA-appointed normalization committee of the PFF led by Haroon Malik and to hand over the leadership of the PFF to Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah.
If the situation is to change, the current setting at the Pakistan Football Federation should hand over the seat, back to its original and recognized person.
The Bureau has also decided to suspend the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) with immediate effect due to government interference.
The suspension was prompted by the recent decisions of Chadian government authorities to permanently withdraw the powers delegated to the FTFA, to establish a national committee for the temporary management of football, and seize control of the FTFA’s premises.
The suspension will be lifted once the government decisions have been repealed and the FTFA and its management, led by President Moctar Mahamoud Hamid, have confirmed to FIFA that the FTFA premises are again under its control and back to normalcy.