LAHORE Pakistan Football Federation Secretary General Ahmed Yar Khan has revealed that the PFF was doing more than its resources to facilitate its regional and provincial association. With the PFF getting only Rs 1500,000 annually from the Pakistan Sports Board which is not sufficient, we have been spending over Rs 10 million annually towards provincial and regional associations, he added. This is besides several major events the PFF sponsors directly on annual basis, he said. We have to raise finances for these activities employing all our professional marketing resources, Ahmed Yar responded to the letter of International Olympic Committee member in Pakistan, Syed Shahid Ali. Shahid talked about the limited resources the provincial football associations have in his letter. He also quoted his discussion on the same matter with FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Ahmed added: It has come as a pleasant surprise to the PFF that you (Shahid) have after all these long years found the need and time for football development in the country. It was also quite encouraging to learn of your concern for the provincial associations and no one can deny that finances are a dominant factor in promoting any game at any level. Hoping that your interest in football would not be new found and you would have followed the progress to the soccer during the last seven years under the current PFF set up which took over on August 28, 2003. It would be obvious to any observer that this game has been brought out of total obscurity to prominence under the dynamic leadership of PFFs President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat. Pakistans international prestige in the world of soccer records a major boost with the appointment of our President to the prestigious FIFA Disciplinary Committee and the FIFA World Cup. Our President already is the chairman of the all-important AFC Disciplinary Committee. No Pakistani in the past has ever made it to such levels. Besides many of our senior officials hold important positions in AFC and SAFF, he added. We were hoping that your advice to us would be accompanied by a substantial grant from the body you represent, the IOC. That this has not been the case, is a matter of immense disappointment for football lovers of Pakistan, he wrote. If you are willing to do that, it will be a clear reflection of your genuine concern and support for football and PFF will be in a position then to further support its subordinate formations, so vital for the game development, he wrote.