LAHORE - National woman football player and women C-license coaching course participant Abeeha Haider has said that the ugly act of Ali Haider Noor Niazi and his allies reminded us brutal act of terrorism at Peshawar Army Public School.

Sharing her horrible experience of the incident when Niazi and his allies occupied the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) premises and harassed the women coaching course participants and innocent Under-14 players, Abeeha said: “This hideous act scared us so much that we thought some strangers had invaded the PFF secretariat and made everyone terrorized through abuses and invasion into our rooms and places especially reserved for women.”

“This act reminded us the Peshawar incident where some cruel terrorists brutally killed innocent children at Army Public School and here the Punjab government-backed candidate for Punjab Football Association (PFA) Ali Noor Niazi tried to do the same but thanks to media people, who reached the spot in time and helped us get free from such wicked persons. It is our humble request to government to take stern action against such malicious persons,” Abeeha concluded.

Another coaching course participant Raheela Zarmeen, who is also National women soccer team’s assistant coach, has also condemned this shameful act of behaving women players abominably which is against the sportsman spirit. The situation was so violent that we started fearing our lives.”

National U-14 team players were also staying at the PFF house for their training camp when this incident took place.  A national U-14 player said that this incident not only made them fright but also hampered their training for the upcoming U-14 AFC Championship. “I want to request the government to provide us foolproof security to prepare well for the U-14 AFC Championship so that we can serve the country by participating in the mega event.”