We did not get rid of wounds of Pakistan team’s poor performance in the last month’s Beijing Olympics; news of Pakistani powerlifter, Navid Ahmed Butt ban for using anabolic agent, methandienone metabolites, which was on the 2008 list of prohibited substances has demoralized Pakistanis.
Unfortunately The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced first anti-doping rules violation, which occurred at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and THAT VIOLATOR BELONGS TO PAKISTAN. In accordance with the IPC Anti-Doping Code, the IPC ratified the decision to disqualify Mr. Butt from the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. IPC Anti-Doping Committee has also given its report in which the presence of steroids was detected. The urine sample was taken Sept. 4, two days before the opening ceremony.
A sanction of two years ineligibility was imposed. This ruling is in accordance with article 12.1 and 12.2 of the IPC Anti-Doping Code. The athlete can appeal the decision taken within seven days after the notification. Peter Van de Vliet, the IPC’s medical and scientific director, said Butt’s accreditation was also being canceled. It is told to Pakistan Times that In Lahore, Pakistan Paralympics Federation will initiate disciplinary action against him.
I could never understand why Pakistani Players and sportsmen are not following the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) to play their role in doping free sporting environment at least at their own levels. Previously Cricket players Shoaib Akhtar and Muhammad Asif have faced the music for their positive doping results. in July before Olympics Two Pakistani athletes Both Mohammad Shah and Noshee Parveen, were expected to be pulled off from the squad the track after they tested positive for doping, according to the Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP). In April, another Pakistani athlete Mohammad Sajjad has been suspended for two years for using performance enhancing drugs.
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