PSB has no affiliation and connection with POA, Aqil shah

June 16, 2015 Off By Web Desk

Peshawar: Former provincial sports minister and Pakistan Olympic Association vice president Syed Aqil Shah on Wednesday has said that Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) is affiliated with International Olympic Committee (IOC) while IOC also affiliated with South Asian Sports Federation therefore Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) has no affiliation and connection with POA.

Addressing a press conference at media center Peshawar, he said that every country had NOC and its members while Pakistan had also NOC members across four provinces, Fata and federal capital Islamabad which were affiliated with POA and every province had provincial Olympic association.

Expressing grave concerns, POA vice president said that PSB had issued a letter from Islamabad and on June 10 announced annulment of the latter which he added cleared the position. Accompanied by Zulfiqar Butt, associate secretary, POA, Tariq Parviaz, general secretary Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation, Ilyas Afridi and others, Aqil Shah maintained that POA also sent latter to government of Pakistan to avoid interference in Olympic affairs.