Islamabad: Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) in a major development, has won the appeal case in which its former Honorary Secretary, Wing Commander Irfan Asghar was awarded one year ban from involvement in all World Squash Federation (WSF) events and a fine of GBP 500/- by the Disciplinary and Appeal Committee (DAC) of the WSF, on 07 October, 2011.
The WSF took the decision on the basis of a statement that appeared in a local newspaper alleging that the Honorary Secretary PSF had attributed the delay in visa acquisition for its junior team proceeding to Belgium, to the WSF and its President.
All along, the PSF continued to deny the entirely untrue allegations levelled by the journalist of a national newspaper against the former Secretary of Pakistan Squash Federation, however, the WSF still went ahead and its DAC took the decision of the ban and fine.
Subsequently, in order to vindicate its stated position, the PSF took up the case to the Appeal Panel of WSF with the relevant evidences. The WSF Appeal Panel agreed to the PSF point of view and decided that the appeal of Irfan Asghar is accepted and the earlier decision of the DAC is annulled.
The PSF feels highly pleased that its principled stand has been accepted and reiterates its commitment to work with the WSF for promotion of Squash which by no means, could be allowed to be marred by an individual journalist.
For more information, contact:
Air Commodore Tariq Qamar Yazdanie TI (M)
Director Media Affairs
Pakistan Air Force
Tel: 051-9507751 and 051-9261300