As many as 50 deserving current and former football players will be receiving Rs. 50,000 each from the Pakistan Football Federation as part of the Covid Relief Fund in the coming days.
The amount has already been received by more than 30 players as of Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
The PFF NC had formed a COVID Relief Fund Committee in August, comprising Mohammad Ajmal, Sardar Rauf, Col. Younus Changezi, Col. Karim Ahmad Shah and Qibtiya Jamshed.
The mandate of the Committee was to to recommend and select names of former and current football players (men and women) who have been significantly affected financially due to the coronavirus pandemic (and some former players who are otherwise in financial difficulties).
The Fund was created from existing PFF funds and Committee in consultation with PFF was assigned to identify 50 deserving players. The PFF appointed independent Committee members to avoid politicization of the process.
“As promised, the Pakistan Football Federation Normalisation Committee has fulfilled its responsibility to assist former and current football players financially in these tough times triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said PFF NC Chairman Humza Khan.
“The well being of football players is one of PFF’s top priorities and this is only the beginning,” he added.