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Prime Minister Imran Khan seeks to uplift the sports of Football in the country hence invited the Gianno Infantino, President of Federation International de Football Association and its Asian affiliate on a visit to Pakistan and meet him soon. As per the reports, Prime Minister Khan sent an invitation on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Khan believes the interaction between the governing bodies and Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is essential for the progressive development of the sports of Football in Pakistan.
Earlier, he met Malik Amir Dogar, the member of Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf and council member of Pakistan Football Federation pertaining to the upcoming elections for President of PFF. Malik Amir Dogar is running for the presidential elections next month. He requested the premier to resolve the presidential election matter and introduce policies to flourish the sports of Football in Pakistan.
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The Prime Minister wished Dogar well for the elections and ensured that the government of Tehreek-I-Insaf had serious plans to uplift the sports in Pakistan and would come up with effective and progressive policies to ensure that Pakistani sportsmen once again make a mark at international level.
The Prime Minister said that the new Sports Policy would ensure a secured future for players, coaches, and officials. On the request of Dogar, the Prime Minister agreed to meet a football delegation comprising of players, coaches, referees, and officials so that he could get first-hand information and input for the development of the game in Pakistan.
Prime Minister also pledged to issue directives to Sports Directorate to put immediate plans to construct international standard football stadium in Pakistan. PM Khan believes that there is a need to establish football academies at grass root level all over Pakistan. He also gave a nod to Dogar’s suggestion of hiring international coaches to impart training to the young talent in Pakistan.