islamabad-Pakistan’s pride son Nasir Iqbal has urged Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) president Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan to save his career and take up his case with World Squash Federation (WSF) and Professional Squash Association (PSA).

Talking to The Nation, Nasir, former world number 35 and Pakistan number 1 squash player, said that he had served highly unjust and harsh four-year ban by World Anti-Doping Agency for a crime, he had never done. “I have served more than two-year ban, but still due Indian lobby, who has no clear evidence and ground reality, but due to money power and inefficient PSF former officials senior vice president Air Vice Marshal (R) Syed Razi Nawab and Group Captain Amir Nawaz, who failed to plead my case, my miseries are going unabated and nothing has been done by the PSF.”

He said that how on earth is it possible that a player had a negative result two days earlier on February 7, 2016 and on Feb 9, the result was positive and above all, when PSA allowed Nasir to play national, international and exhibition matches after getting clearance, all of a sudden, WADA jumped in and informed Nasir that they don’t know the WSF and the PSA, as it is their decision to impose ban starting from February 7, 2016 for four years. It is a grave injustice with me without doing anything wrong. My past track record is more than enough to prove that I am a neat and clean player and always know rules and regulations,” he added.

Nasir said he wants to know that why and on what evidences, he is being treated so harshly. “I am a responsible athlete and know how to respect my country. Being an ambassador of Pakistan, I know my responsibilities well. How and why should I use things to get meager benefits, when I was fully fit and had won $25,000 title, then SAF men’s singles gold? In fact, it was a huge conspiracy not only against me as well as my country.

“I have time and again requested the federation to plead my case well and provide me justice, but to no avail. In such circumstances, I was very disheartened but my family and friends motivated me for fighting against this injustice. Now I am ready once again to fight for justice and I hope with the proper support of new PSF president, I will succeed in winning my case and once again, I will start serving the country and start earning international medals for it,” he added.

He urged PSF chief Mujahid Anwar Khan to spare a few minutes and take up his case. “I am quite sure, I will get clean chit. I am aiming high to win titles for the country, besides I want to climb PSA ladders very fast. I want to have a meeting with the PSF president and inform him about actual ground reality. I also request WSF and PSA to kindly have mercy on me and allow me to start my squash, as it is my life and I can’t even think about cheating,” Nasir concluded.