Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Normalisation Committee chairman Humza Khan hailed the discussions with Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Secretary General Dato’ Windsor John and other officials of the Asian football body, terming them “fruitful”.
A two-member PFF delegation led by Humza Khan and comprising Normalisation Committee member Col (retd.) Mujahidullah Tareen met with the AFC officials at the headquarters of the Asian body in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
The meeting was to discuss the progress of the Normalisation Committee which is tasked with holding PFF Executive Committee elections by June 2020 by the Bureau of the FIFA Council.
“We had very fruitful discussions with the AFC,” said Humza Khan. “The AFC extended a very warm welcome to us and we’re thankful to the AFC Secretary General and the officials who shared with us the extensive plans they have for improving football in Pakistan.”
Dato’ Windsor said: “We expect this NC to focus mainly on two tasks, holding the elections at all levels and running the day-to-day football affairs by ensuring Pakistan’s participation in international and regional competitions.
“Pakistan is one of the founding members of the AFC and we expect Pakistan football to get its normalcy back. This committee must ensure that the football activities and the electoral process go on simultaneously in Pakistan.”
Humza Khan reiterated that the Normalisation Committee will hold ‘free and fair’ elections, whilst also ensuring that Pakistan will participate actively in AFC competition during his tenure as the committee chair.
The Bureau of the FIFA Council had decided on 27 June 2019 to appoint the Normalisation Committee which has been given until 15 June 2020 to run the daily affairs of PFF as well as conduct the elections at the district, province and national levels.