LAHORE The Pakistan Athletics Federation (PAF) has banned seven athletes for two years over doping offences, it was announced on Monday. With Commonwealth Games just months away, the ban come as a shock. The athletes tested positive for banned steroids at the National Athletic Championships last month. They banned athletes are: javelin thrower Mohammad Imran, shot putter Mohammad Waseem, high jumper Rozina Shafqat, sprinter Nadia Nazir, distance runner Shagufta Naureen, pole vaulter Zahra Razzak and 200-metre specialist Asif Javed. Pakistan Athletics Federation (PAF) secretary Khalid Mahmood said the athletes were entitled to appeal. Only Imran was due to participate in the Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held in New Delhi from October 3-14. The PAF had earlier banned sprinters Sadaf Siddique and Javeria Hassan for two years for testing dope positive.