LAHORE The anti-doping committee of the Pakistan Sports Board has banned seven athletes and suspended one after their positive tests here on Monday. Headed by Khawaja Farooq Saeed, the committee also called an investigation to question the coaching staff of the athletes who were banned. The list includes five women including the Olympian Sumaira Zahoor and three men all from Army Mohammad Wasim, Mohammad Imran and Asif Javaid as the Anti-Doping Organisation of Pakistan conducted the dope tests on players. Nadia Nazir, Rozina Shafqat and Shagufta Nureen represent WAPDA, while Sumaira and Zara Razzaq played for Pakistan Army. As all topped in their respective events in the championship. Seven dope-tainted athletes appeared before the committee but failed to justify the reason and therefore we have no option but to ban them for two years, Saeed said while talking to media at PSB Coaching Center. Sumaira was the only athlete did not appear before the committee because of the illness, maintained Saeed. She has been suspended until she appears before the committee to have her say, he added. Sumaira Zahoor, who competed in the 2004 Athens Olympics in 1500 metres category, has been handed a two-year ban after she tested positive for steroids. Sports ministry spokesman Faik Ali said that the 30-year-old Zahoor was suspended after appearing before a three-member committee of the national anti-doping body. However, Zahoor could appeal against the ban, said Khalid Mehmood, one of the committee members. It is noteworthy that Pakistan will not compete in any of the track and field event at next months Commonwealth Games (CWG) in New Delhi.