POA forms probe committee to look into dope cases of athletes


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Olympic Committee has formed a probe committee in the context to the three positive dope cases of Pakistani athletes tested during the 13th South Asian Games 2019.

According to Secretary, POA Muhammad Khalid Mahmood, President Lt Gen  Syed Arif Hasan (R) has formed the probe committee.

The committee comprises Muhammad Shafiq, President Pakistan Handball Federation and Secretary General Asian Handball Federation as Convener while Javaid Shamshad Lodhi, Executive Vice President National Rifle Association of Pakistan and Vice President Asian Shooting Federation, Dr. Meesaq Rizvi Oly former Olympian and National Champion, Dr Lubna Sibtain, Member POA Medical Commission and Maj (R) Majid Waseem President Pakistan Swimming Federation and Bureau Member AASF & Member FINA Masters Committee as members.

Committee will also fix responsibility upon the person(s) involved, if any except athletes (banned by the Anti Doping Organization of the 13th South Asian Games), recommend measures for future course, ascertain necessary information/data related to measures of doping control in last five years by Anti Doping Organization of Pakistan and other actions taken to mitigate the risk of doping control violation(s) in Pakistan.

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