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Mir resigns after serving PFF for eight years

KARACHI: Pakistan Football Federation’s (PFF) Director Development and Competitions Wing Commander Pervez Saeed Mir has resigned from his post on which he served for eight years, it was learnt on Monday.“Yes, I resigned last Saturday,” Mir confirmed to ‘The News’.“There were no activities. I thought why I should get salary

July 28, 2015
KARACHI: Pakistan Football Federation’s (PFF) Director Development and Competitions Wing Commander Pervez Saeed Mir has resigned from his post on which he served for eight years, it was learnt on Monday.
“Yes, I resigned last Saturday,” Mir confirmed to ‘The News’.
“There were no activities. I thought why I should get salary without working. After the under-16 national event, several junior boys and women events were postponed,” said Mir, who got associated with the PFF in April 2007.
He dispelled the impression that he had any differences with the PFF top brass. “I had no differences with anyone. I spent a good time and worked hard for the development of the game. I have told the PFF I would be available whenever they needed my services,” Mir said.
Before joining the PFF eight years ago, Mir served as Director Sports of the Government College, Lahore. His four-year tenure as Director Sports of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) during which he served at Peshawar was impressive.
He rendered great services for squash, establishing an academy in Peshawar which has been preparing youngsters for the national duty.
PFF has not accepted Mir’s resignation.
About the current football conflict, Mir said the matter should be resolved as soon as possible. “It’s unfortunate. It has been affecting the game and the players,” he said.
The PFF secretary Col Ahmed Yar Lodhi said he valued Mir’s services a lot. “He is still part of the PFF machinery. We have not accepted his resignation. We will try to convince him,” Lodhi said.
The PFF accounts have been frozen and its headquarters has been occupied by the rival group led by Arshad Khan Lodhi.
The two factions are fighting several cases in court, which has adversely affected the football activities in the country.

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