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Panel recommends stripping off shooter Shehzad bronze medal.

ISLAMABAD -- The National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel Tuesday recommended to strip off shooter Mohammad Shehzad Akhtar's bronze medal which he had won during the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, Baku Azerbaijan 2017.

Shehzad won a bronze medal in Pistol Shooting during the Islamic Solidarity Games. Since the result came after the closing of the games, Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) delegated the powers of result management to Anti-Doping Organization of Pakistan (ADOP). A disciplinary panel was constituted by ADOP.

The National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel was constituted to hear the case of Shehzad whose dope test was found positive during the Islamic Solidarity Games.

The Panel who heard the case included Javaid Shamshad Lodhi, (Honorary Secretary, National Rifle Association of Pakistan NRAP), Rizwan-ul-Haq, Associate Secretary General, Pakistan Olympic Association POA) and Mohammad Muneeb Mukhtar, Advocate).

The Panel recommended stripping off Shehzad's bronze medal and to ban the shooter for a period of four years commencing from the date when the Shooter was suspended by the National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) i.e June 8, 2017.

He is barred to represent Pakistan in International competitions and also in any kind of national tournament/training camp organized by NRAP or its affiliated unit within or out of Pakistan. Shehzad would be ineligible to receive any direct or indirect funding or assistance from the National Rifle Association of Pakistan or any affiliated unit.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Aug 9, 2017
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