Peshawar officials, players back Ijaz

Uncertainty rises regarding PSF secretary Wahab’s replacement .


Our Correspondent July 23, 2013
With the new person to be appointed from the PAF players and officials of Peshawar feel that wing commander Ijaz Khan could be the right man for the post. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) Secretary Abdul Wahab Marwat is nearing the end of his run, raising uncertainty regarding his replacement in the near future.

He may be asked to leave as early as September even though his tenure officially ends in December.

With the new person to be appointed from the PAF, which is responsible for looking after squash in the country, players and officials of Peshawar feel that wing commander Ijaz Khan could be the right man for the post.

Ijaz is currently working as a commanding officer in Peshawar’s School of Physical Fitness (SPF), and under his guidance, athletes of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) have performed well in the recently held National Games.

Peshawar has always enjoyed an important say in Pakistan squash and they are once again throwing their weight behind one man.

“Ijaz is a sports lover who could play an active role as PSF secretary,” an important squash official from Peshawar told The Express Tribune.

“The need of the hour is to have someone who can communicate in a better way not only with the players but also with the officials and different squash federations around the world.

“Thus we believe that Ijaz could be the right man and we will urge PSF Senior Vice President Razi Nawab to look at his credentials.”

It should be mentioned here that the secretary is appointed by the Patron of the PSF who is currently the Air Chief Marshal and Chief of Air Staff Tahir Rafique Butt.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2013.

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