Lahore, 9 Feb : Punjab Football Association (PFA)’s President Muhammad Arshad Khan Lodhi hailed Sindh Football Association Disciplinary Committee (SFADC)’s decision of five-year suspension on Nasir Karim and declaring him persona non-grata in football.
“The SFADC did the job perfectly and barred Nasir for five years from taking part in the football activities and hereby banned to deal with matter of any kind of soccer activities. It is good to see he had been fined Rs.50,000 and removed from the position of Chairman City District Zonal Football Association Zone- IV and he was not being allowed to hold any portfolio in SFA and District Associations,” added Lodhi.
He said that Nasir created negative elements to foil superb movement of PFF which is heading towards success rapidly under dynamic leadership of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat . He said all allegations leveled by Nasir had proven wrong as he publicly criticized the fantastic working of PFF setup, thereby created to tarnish the image of PFF and bringing the game in disrepute.
Nasir, like a child, repeatedly issued press statement to level baseless frivolous and fabricated allegation against the PFF, SFA Chief. All these allegations were mere figment of his imagination, self serving and were borne out of personal malice towards officials of PFF and SFA.
He expressed surprise over the lack of football knowledge of Nasir who led protest for nothing and his reckless protest on FIFA Goal Project was an act of working against the football promotion work in Sindh. He called Faisal’s tenure as “Brilliant Years of Pakistan Football” and praised him for getting Vision Asia, AFC event and increment of amount in AFC AID-27 Coaching Scheme.
It may be recalled that Nasir had allegedly used filthy and abusive language and had allegedly misbehaved with the PFF President and the Chairman SFA unwarrantedly in the present of FIFA Development Officer Moshen Gilani, thus tarnishing the image of Pakistan infront of FIFA rep..
And later on, despite knowing the fact that SFA – being wing of PFF – was bound to follow the PFF Code of Conduct, Nasir gathered crowd and invited Media with the foolish intention to slander the status of high-ups of PFF, SFA. Sindh Football Association sent his case to Disciplinary Committee, to investigate. When he was invited to appear before the committee, he failed to reply to the explanations called for. He did not bother and violated the PFF Code of Conduct again.