PBF makes affidavits mandatory for affiliating clubs

Islamabad—Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation (PBF) on Wednesday said it had been made mandatory for all the clubs to submit an Affidavit to the federation mentioning that they won’t be using any illegal substance for rapid muscle-building of the bodybuilders.
Recently, four national bodybuilders passed away including Matloob Haider, Muhammad Rizwan, Humayun Khurram (Mr Lahore, Mr Punjab, Mr Pakistan and South Asian Bodybuilding Championship 2016 gold medalist) and Hamid Ali (Ex-Mr Punjab).
According to reports, use of steroids by bodybuilders causes heart enlargement and high blood pressure which leads to a sudden cardiac arrest.
Talking to APP, Sheikh Farooq Iqbal, President PBF, said we have cancelled the registration of all bodybuilding clubs in the country after the sad incident.
“Now we will be renewing the registration of those clubs who will be submitting an Affidavit to us saying that their bodybuilders will not be using any steroids or any illegal substance for fast muscle building,” he said.
He said, “After the clubs submit their affidavits to us we will be sending a list of them to the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB). Those clubs who will not submit the affidavits will be shut down or banned.”
Sheikh said to make it foolproof to prevent bodybuilders from using steroids or any illegal substance for growing their muscles, “we will be ensuring that dope tests are conducted at all levels of every bodybuilder to stop this menace.”
“Dope tests will be conducted of each and every bodybuilder before any district, regional or national level championship,” he said.—APP

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