PFF NC members attend AFC Congress

PFF NC members attend AFC Congress

PFF Press Release: Bangkok – May 16, 2024

Chairman Haroon Malik, alongside NC members Muhammad Shahid Niaz Khokhar and Saud Hashimi, represented the Pakistan Football Federation Normalisation Committee at the 34th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) congress in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday.

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Gianni Infantino graced the event as the chief guest.

Addressing the 34th Congress, AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa reiterated his steadfast support for the Palestine Football Association (PFA), which garnered full endorsement from the 47-member Congress—a moment of silence honored the lives lost in Palestine.

On the sidelines, leading the Pakistani delegation, NC Chairman Haroon Malik held discussions with FIFA and AFC officials, updating them on the progress towards the PFF elections.

The FIFA and AFC officials expressed satisfaction with the advancement being made by the Pakistan Football Federation regarding transparently conducting the PFF elections.

The PFF delegation also engaged in dialogues with officials from Saudi Arabia and Qatar and also held fruitful discussions with representatives from several countries including Palestine, Syria and Afghanistan.

PFF Press Release, 17 May 2024

The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Normalisation Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Haroon Malik, alongside NC members Muhammad Shahid Niaz Khokhar and Saud Hashimi, participated in the 74th FIFA Congress held in Bangkok, Thailand.

The 74th Congress, graced by the presence of notable figures including the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Suriya Juangroongruangkit and FIFA Legends, featured several pivotal announcements and initiatives spearheaded by FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

During the Congress, President Infantino revealed Brazil as the host nation for the tenth FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2027. Additionally, he underscored the imperative of combating racism within football, urging a collective effort from the football community to eliminate this scourge from the sport.

Amidst the proceedings, the Pakistani delegation, led by Haroon Malik, engaged in fruitful discussions with representatives from Korea, Belarus, Russia, Palestine, and Germany on the sidelines of the event. These dialogues are poised to significantly influence the trajectory of football in Pakistan, offering new avenues for growth and development within the sport.

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