The International Olympic Committee (IOC) along with the Olympic Council of Asia has given the Pakistan government and the country’s Olympic association until December 1 to work out their differences.
The IOC’s decision came after a meeting that was held in Lausanne, Switzerland yesterday.
The meeting also involved IOC member Syed Shahid Ali, the Federal Secretary to the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination Faridullah Khan, representing the Government of Pakistan, and a delegation of the IOC-recognised Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) headed by Arif Hasan.
“The IOC, together with the POA and each International Federation concerned, will review the composition of the POA before December 1, 2013 and ensure that the membership of the POA consists of National Federations duly affiliated to their respective International Federations, as per the Olympic Charter,” read the official IOC press release.
“Upon completion of this process, it was agreed that no one would challenge the composition of the POA, and that all parties will act strictly within the framework of the existing structure.”
Published in The Express Tribune, October 5th, 2013.
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