PHF to take legal action against Mansoor for defaming federation

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Lahore, July 14 (ANI): The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) will take legal action against former Olympian Mansoor Ahmad for defaming the national federation.

"We are serving him a legal notice to pay Rs 100 million for defaming the PHF and its officials through his defamatory statements," a spokesman for the PHF said on Monday.

He said Mansoor had a 'notorious past' and was convicted in a fraud and theft case.

"For this very reason he was dismissed from Pakistan Customs," the spokesman added.

The PHF official said Mansoor was the only Olympian in the entire hockey fraternity who had a 'dark' past.

He said Mansoor, in his recent outburst, had levelled baseless allegations against PHF general secretary Muhammad Asif Bajwa and on the working of the PHF, which was violation of the code of conduct.

"The PHF will take disciplinary and legal action."

He alleged that Mansoor was appointed as coordinator of the PHF hockey academies and his services were terminated recently for his 'illegal activities' to obtain USA visas for himself and few other persons.

"Such activities cannot be tolerated and we will be providing sufficient evidence to the concerned authorities to take him to the task," he concluded. (ANI)

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