ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Director General Syed Amir Hamza Gilani suggested Lt Gen (r) Syed Arif Hassan to undergo for a medical checkup as he failed to understand the Supreme Court's order regarding implementation of sports policy.

"Gen Arif is a senior person who sketched the sports policy but now he is not ready to implement his own made rules," the DG told The Nation in an exclusive interviews. He vowed the government would not tolerate the violation of any sports policy and would implement it in a letter and spirit. Gilani warned those sports federations who were not implementing the sports policy of stopping their annual grants and others facilities they had been withdrawing from the PSB.

"A few federations, which are trying to make a group under the umbrella of Syed Arif Hasan, must remember the latest example of volleyball team which was stopped at the airport and was not allowed to leave the country to participate in an international tournament," Gilani added. "We have made it clear to every federation that for their participation in any tournament, they have to get the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the PSB, otherwise, they will be unable to get registered in any tournament," he added.

"Gen Arif and his allies are trying to destroy the sports system but we will not allow them to damage the sports further," Gilani said and added: "To get the talent from grassroots level, the PSB is directing the federations to hold trials at national level and invite the players through advertisements. The youth across the country should participate in the trials as the selected ones will be trained by the PSB."

"After taking charge as a DG PSB, I made sure that things should be done in a transparent manner in which merit is one and only priority when it comes to allocation of grants or any other benefits for the federation. Neither I committed a single penny plunder nor had I been involved in any wrongdoings. My hands are neat and clean and I expect same from my subordinates. If anyone from the PSB founds doing any out of the way favour or other dubious activity, I will not spare them. They will be handed over to law enforcing agencies and a departmental inquiry will also be conducted against them," Gilnai concluded.