First meeting of POA Adhoc Committee held

Islamabad – Pakistan, Feb 03, 2013: The office bearers / representatives of the Affiliated Member Units of Pakistan Olympic Association met on 3rd February, 2013 at Islamabad under the chairmanship of Brig. ® Arif Mahmud Siddiqui, to discuss the prevailing situation which had arisen after the decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan dated 8th May, 2012, which upheld the third tenure restriction as envisaged in the National Sports Policy-2005, resultantly President POA becoming in eligible to hold the position of President POA. While, decision of the Lahore High Court Lahore dated 23rd October 2012 have declared all remaining office bearers of POA elected on 4th February, 2012 as illegal and action of the POA without lawful authority.

Following affiliated member units were represented in the said meeting:

1. Athletics Federation of Pakistan

2. Pakistan Badminton Federation

3. Pakistan Basketball Federation

4. Pakistan Boxing Federation

5. Pakistan Cycling Federation

6. Pakistan Gymnastics Federation

7. Pakistan Hockey Federation

8. Pakistan Judo Federation

9. Pakistan Sailing Federation

10. Ski Federation of Pakistan

11. Pakistan Tennis Federation

12. Pakistan Table Tennis Federation

13. Pakistan Taekwondo Federation

14. Pakistan Volleyball Federation

15. Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation

16. Pakistan Kabaddi Federation

17. Pakistan Netball Federation

18. Pakistan Squash Federation

19. Pakistan Tug of War Federation

20. Pakistan Wushu Federation

21. Baluchistan Olympic Association

22. Islamabad Olympic Association

23. Pakistan Army Sports Directorate

24. Pakistan Navy Sports Directorate

25. Pakistan Air Force Sports Directorate

The members discussed the issue in detail and after having considered all aspects of the prevalent situation, the house was of the unanimous view that all offices of the POA had fallen vacant since the decisions of both the courts as mentioned above and the POA had virtually become nonexistence and as such NOC Pakistan is without any representative at all levels.

In view of the above the honorable house, unanimously resolved to constitute a committee to be called as interim committee to perform the role of POA consisting of the following members:

1. Chairman

Asif Bajwa, President Pakistan Basketball Federation


Senator Ghulam Ali, Senior Vice President Pakistan Net Ball Federation

Shahnawaz Marri, President Baluchistan Olympic Association & Minister of Sports, Govt. of Baluchistan

Col. Qaisar Mustafa Member/Secretary, Chairman Pakistan Taekwondo Federation & Secretary Pakistan Army Sports Directorate

Zafar Abbas Lak, Senior Vice President, Pakistan Volley Ball Federation

Mujahid Ali Rana (Ex-Olympian), Vice President Pakistan Hockey Federation

Mudassir Arain, Secretary General Pakistan Netball Federation

The house further authorized the committee as under:

a. To run day to day affairs of POA and affect its representation at National and International level.

b. To conduct the proposed National Games in Islamabad in collaboration with Pakistan Sports Board.

c. To initiate the process to conduct elections of POA office bearers within 90 days.

d. To represent the house in the court of law or Arbitration panel at any level. The committee may also constitute any committees / commissions if deemed necessary for running the business of POA.

e. The committee shall cease to function on having completed the election process of the office bearers and executive committee of POA. —- By: Mudassir Arain on behalf of Brig. ® Arif Mahmud Siddiqui

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