Press Release





Islamabad: 23 May, 2017:  The Federal Minister for IPC/President, Pakistan Sports Board was pleased to appoint Mr. Muhammad Amjad Iqbal Qureshi, Former Justice, Islamabad High Court, Islamabad as Election Commissioner for holding the election of Chess Federation of Pakistan in a free, fair and transparent manner as per provisions of the Constitution of Chess Federation of Pakistan and National Sports Policy, 2005. A Committee comprising Syed Habib Shah, Deputy Director General and Mr. Muhammad Azam Dar, Director National Federations has also been constituted to provide secretarial support to the Election Commissioner.

Mr. Muhammad Amjad Iqbal Qureshi, Former Justice, Islamabad High Court, Islamabad/Election Commissioner has decided to hold the elections on 10th June, 2017 at Islamabad. The date of filing of nomination papers is 2nd June, 2017. Thereafter, the nominations will be scrutinized and announced on 5th June, 2017.

It is added that the Election Commissioner has written letters to the Provincial/Regional Sports Boards to get the intimation regarding legitimate Provincial/Regional Chess Associations which form the Electoral College. Apart from that the Departments like WAPDA, HEC, Railways, PIA and Services Sports Control Board were also approached through written correspondence to get their nominations for casting of their votes in the upcoming elections. Hopefully all concerned will respond and submit the correct information for holding the elections in a transparent manner.


Director (Media)
Pakistan Sports Board