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Football fraternity seeks more time to secure voting rights before PFF elections

11:27 PM | 2 Mar, 2023
Football fraternity seeks more time to secure voting rights before PFF elections
Source: PFF

The FIFA Normalisation Committee has proposed PFF district elections from May 15, 2023.

However, the Pakistani football community is demanding more time to comply with PFF statutes to secure voting right before the PFF elections kick off.

The development came during the second meeting of representatives of the football community at a hotel in Lahore, where PFF Normalisation Committee (NC) Chairman Haroon Malik showed a strong will to kick off the PFF elections on May 15.

Welcoming the participants, NC Chairman Haroon Malik, flanked by other NC members including Barrister Haris Azmat, Saud Hashimi and Shahid Niaz Khokhar, said the PFF election process was well under way, Club Registration had been completed through a massive technology based drive and Club Scrutiny will be completed in April. After this, PFF district elections will be held. In response, the participants of clubs urged the PFF NC to provide more time to the clubs in order to register themselves in the list of active clubs. “For now, we do not want to miss the voting opportunity.”

After several requests by the participants of the meeting for enabling the clubs to fulfill statutory requirements by extending the timelines for clubs’ registration, the Chairman NC has requested the football fraternity members present in the meeting to nominate their representatives having legal expertise to form a committee which should then work closely with the FIFA NC so that the election process can be carried out at a speedy pace in accordance with the PFF statutes.

The house has also emphasized on FIFA NC to carry out transparent physical scrutiny of the clubs to identify and eliminate the ghost elements in the system.

Saud Hashimi, a member of NC heading the Pakistan Football Connect (PFC) Programme, informed about the club registration process, which provides the basic structure for the election process. He also shared the data of the clubs which have come into the fold of PFF connect for the first time and the success story of ‘PFF at your doorsteps’ campaign in which a mobile van is being sent to every corner of the country to register new football clubs.

NC member Shahid Niaz Khokhar briefed the house on the salient features of the previous meeting which was held in the presence of FIFA & AFC Mission during their Pakistan visit in January.

The participants of the meeting belonging to all segments of the football community have bestowed their confidence in the Normalization Committee endeavors to resolve the long-standing deep-rooted problems of football in Pakistan. NC chairman and members have reiterated their determination to hold bottom-to-top free and transparent elections to hand over the command of Pakistan football to the elected PFF congress as per the PFF constitution. 

It was unanimously decided to establish a representative committee of the football community to move swiftly toward the PFF elections while complying with the statutory requirements of the clubs.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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