ISLAMABAD - Subh-e-Nau chairperson Shahida Kausar Farooq, who is also the member of Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF)'s women wing, has tendered her resignation on Tuesday.
In a letter to PTF president Kaleem Imam, Shahida stated that the major reason of her resignation was the extreme non-professional attitude of the PTF's higher management. “Being a sports promoter for more than two decades, I had volunteered my time and resources for the cause of tennis, but the PTF did not facilitate this work, which was for the benefit of players and officials,” she said.
She said she was never called for any meetings, conferences including AGMs, which she used to attend regularly before this management took over. She said the code of conduct was also inappropriately applied by placing a ban on ranking Subh-e-Nau's events, the organisation that she volunteers for.
Shahida also demanded that the PTF should not create hurdles for Subh-e-Nau in hosting national ranking events as these were in the best interest of the players, officials, tennis associates and tennis itself in Pakistan. “The PTF has informed the Subh-e-Nau that the matters pertaining to its working will be taken up by the general body in its AGM. The SN was not an associate with the PTF or any of its affiliated units and rules and regulations set by the PTF do not apply on it,” she added.
She said the PTF should refrain from causing more delays due to which the sports, players and officials suffered at the national and international level.
Shahida vowed that with unwavering resolve, she would continue to promote tennis and other sports in the country despite hurdles. “I think promotion of sports is my lifelong mission, which I cannot give up at any cost,” Shahida concluded.