KARACHI: Former Pakistan assistant coach Nasir Ismail has urged FIFA not to grant another extension to the Standards Committee if it does nothing in the next three months.
“It’s good that the NC got a three-month extension, but if it still fails to do something solid for the PFF elections, FIFA should not extend his tenure any longer,” Nasir told “The News” in an interview on Saturday.
He also urged the president of the NC, Haroon Malik, to visit Pakistan. “I think it’s time for Haroon to come to Pakistan and do something positive for the country’s football and get to the elections. If he has any security threats, he should submit his resignation and the election. FIFA should then appoint a president from among the members of the NC “. said Nasir, also head coach of Masha United, owned by South African businessman Intikhab Ali.
“If Haroon can’t make a sacrifice for Pakistani football, then he is unfit for the job and he should step down. Pakistani football is in hot water these days. stopping funding sports teams put players and officials to work. risk. If football teams were disbanded, there would be nothing left. Haroon should immediately come to Pakistan and start the Premier League, revive the international engagement of the Pakistan I don’t think he should now be anxiously waiting for the government to help him because it has taken a while for a long time, ”said Nasir, also a former head coach of the National Bank.
“Football coaches and referees have also suffered a lot because football is their daily bread and it is time to relieve all these stakeholders. To receive a high salary from FIFA without doing anything is a huge injustice with Pakistani football,” Nasir pointed out.
“We will go to the airport in large numbers and receive Haroon if he comes to Pakistan. He will have all kinds of security in Karachi and Punjab. The whole football community will support him if he arrives. We will also go with him. for court to settle his case with the Ashfaq group, ”Nasir said.
He said it was not difficult to conduct elections based on the 2015 list. “But you have to take initiative and be bold. If you do a great thing, you have to take action and only then you will succeed, ”Nasir said.
“It’s embarrassing that the SAFF Cup is progressing in the Maldives and Pakistan is not here because of the suspension. The coaches from Nepal and Bhutan who are my friends tell me they miss Pakistan,” Nasir said.
The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to extend the mandate of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Standards Committee, which was due to expire on September 30 until December 31.
FIFA said the Bureau took note of the fact that the Standardization Committee has diligently followed the situation on the ground and made considerable progress on the judicial and government fronts with the aim of meeting the criteria for lifting the suspension. of the PFF. At present, however, the PFF premises continue to be occupied and the PFF therefore remains suspended.
“Consequently, the Bureau decided to extend the mandate of the standardization commission in order to allow the continuation of administrative and legal efforts on the ground, in order to meet the requirements for lifting the suspension of the PFF so that the missions of the mandate of the standards committee can be executed, “FIFA said in a statement.