LAHORE - Zafar Abbas Lak, IG Motorway Police and President Tug of War, has said that Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and General Secretary Tug of War Federation are damaging the sports through conspiracy in Pakistan.

Addressing a press conference here at Lahore Press Club on Sunday, he said: “POA president Gen (retd) Arif Hassan, Volleyball Association chief Ch M Yaqub, Baseball Association chief Shaukat Javed and Tug of War Federation secretary Rana M Jamil are holding their offices against the decision of apex Supreme Court of Pakistan, as the court has already ordered that no office bearer can hold his office for more than two times, whereas they are enjoying third terms in their offices.

The court has announced a decision in a case vide appeals Nos 368 to 370 of 2011 in which Pakistan Sports Board was appellant, decided that no office bearer of sports federation/association can hold his office beyond two terms.

Zafar voiced in favour of this decision and asked them to quit folowing the court’s orders but they started politics and conspiracies which were affecting the sports activities and players in Pakistan. “The performance of Pakistan players in London Olympics remained unsatisfactory due to the poor performance of POA. All above office bearers are considering their office as personal assets and are paying no attention towards promotion of sports.”