FIFA suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) due to third party interference and also the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) due to government interference.
A group of football officials led by Ashfaq Hussain, who was elected by the Supreme Court in 2018 to lead the PFF but was not recognized by FIFA, recently took over the seat and took control of the Commission standardization committee led by Haroon Malik, local media. reported.
FIFA said in a statement on Wednesday that its decision to suspend the PFF was prompted by the “hostile takeover” which was a serious violation of its statutes.
“FIFA issued a letter warning that, if the illegitimate occupation of the PFF headquarters was not lifted and FIFA recognized officers would not be allowed free access to the building to carry out their mandate, the matter would immediately be submitted to the Bureau of the Council for decision, ”FIFA said.
“As the situation remains unchanged, the Bureau of the Council has decided to suspend the PFF.”
Pakistan was also suspended by FIFA for third-party interference in 2017.
The Chadian Ministry of Youth and Sports stripped the country’s FA of its powers on March 10 following concerns about its functioning and a breakdown in communication.
Last month, the country was disqualified from the Africa Cup of Nations by the African Football Confederation due to the interference.