LAHORE - The International Cycling Union (UCI) has asked Idrees Haider Khawaja to stop posing as the Pakistan Cycling Federation (PCF) president.

A spokesman of the PCF said here on Tuesday that in continuation of his illegitimate efforts to get control of the PCF by unlawful and fraudulent means, Idrees approached UCI for his recognition as the PCF president. “The UCI authorities advised him to keep away from any such claim as the UCI only recognises the one and only legal PCF body led by Munawar Baseer Ahmed as its legitimate president and Syed Azhar Ali Shah as the secretary,” he said with a proof of an email of UCI.  The UCI has also informed Idrees to stop using the letter pad of the PCF for correspondence otherwise the UCI will impose sanctions against him.

All the PCF units, affiliated bodies, regional, zonal, district and tehsil level cycling organisations are advised to immediately stop all correspondence with the illegal and bogus set-up led by Idrees, he said. “Any cycling unit, body, or organisation which does so, will be subject to disciplinary action by the PCF, which may include suspension or cancellation of its affiliation,” he concluded.