PESHAWAR, Dec 12 (APP):Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) got new office-bearers hailing from Peshawar after a long 30-year, as Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah Wednesday elected President having support of both football giants Sye Zahir Ali Shah and MNA Muhammad Aamir Dogar.
The Faisal Saleh Hayat group, got only three votes of the
26 members of electorate from all affiliated unit comprising Pakistan Army,
Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Wapda, Pakistan Railways, Pakistan
Police, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan International Airline, Punjab,
Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, three of women members, a
member from the Pakistan Football Referees Association and a victorious
national football women team Pakistan Army took part in the election while exercising
their right of vote.
Besides Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah election as President
Pakistan Football Federation, Syed Zahir Ali Shah, MNA Muhammad Aamir Dogar and
Sardar Naveed Haider elected as Vice President. The election in this connection
was held in the Supreme Court building. Pakistan Football Federation Returning Election
Officer and Director General Human Right of Supreme Court of Pakistan Aamir
Saleem Rana announced the result.
According to him there were six persons did not turn-up, probably
hailing from Faisal Saleh Hayat group. He said Ashfaq Hussain Shah got 17 votes
and his rival candidature Anwar Ul Haq Qurashi took only 3 votes.
In the three post of vice president MNA Muhammad Aamir
Dogar got 20 votes, Sardar Naveed Haider and Syed Zahir Shah took 18 votes each
and Muhammad Jan Maree took 4 votes.
In the election for the Executive Council Muhammad Ashraf
Khan and Mian Rizwan Ali from Punjab got 19 and 18 votes, Dost Muhammad and
Aziz Ullah from Balochistan got 19 and 17 votes, Zulfiqar Ahmed and Saad Rasool
from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa got 19 and 18 votes, Jamil Ahmad and Abdur Nasir Baloch
from Sindh elected unopposed.
For the three post of women Farzana Rauf, Javeria Zafar
and Tasawar Aziz got 16, 16 and 14 votes respectively and Nadia Naqvi got only
two votes. The election meeting was also attended by Pakistan Football
Federation Secretary General Col. (Retd) Ahmad Yar Lodhi and representative
from Pakistan Spots Board Raja Zulfiqar were also present.
When contacted, Syed Zahir Ali Shah said that Peshawar
once again come into lamplight of winning the election of the Pakistan Football
Federation after a long 30-years. He said late General Fazale Haq was the last
elected from Peshawar as President Pakistan Football Federation.
He said the now efforts would be made to promote football
not only in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but also in whole country. We have already chalked
out a plan to promote football across Pakistan, he said, adding the
notification of the election result would be made either on Thursday or Friday.
He said there is no dearth of football talent in Pakistan
but the country gradually going down with each passing day due to ill-planning.
“We want to work dedicatedly and certainly more tournaments across
Pakistan would benefit the players associated with this game,” he said. Former Sports Minister Syed Aqil Shah, President Olympic Association of the tribal districts Shahid Khan Shinwari also congratulated the newly office-bearers of the Pakistan Football Federation while sending their separate messages felicitations.