ZURICH: FIFA has suspended the controversy-battered Pakistan Football Federation with immediate effect because of “undue third-party interference. ”

The bureau, headed by president Gianni Infantino, took this decision as a result of the fact that the PFF offices and its accounts remain in control of a court-appointed administrator.

According to a FIFA statement this “constitutes a violation of the PFF obligations to manage its affairs independently and without influence from any third parties in accordance with the FIFA Statutes.

“The suspension will be lifted once the PFF offices and access to the PFF accounts are returned to the PFF.”

The suspension means no teams can take part in international competitions and none of its members or officials “may benefit from any development programmes, courses or training from FIFA or the Asian Football Confederation.”