Promotion of football shall be encouraged at national level. This was stated by Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani while presiding over a meeting of the Committee constituted for the purpose to promote the sports of football and make concrete and coordinated efforts for providing better opportunities to the youth. He said that Pakistan is a country where is a huge potential for the sports of football that remains untapped due non-availability of proper infrastructure and other facilities.
Chairman Senate has always taken keen interest in the sports and is cognizant of the issues being faced in this particular sport. Chairman Senate has also approached 50 CEOs of country’s leading private sector companies to play their role and join hand in the efforts for the promotion of football in the country. He mentioned with disappointment that not a single international standard football ground existed in the country and efforts should be made with support of the private sector to build such facilities for the promotion of sports of football. Sanjrani said that the Committee would make efforts to put in solid recommendations for the development of infrastructure, explore talent and provide better opportunities for training to promote the game of football. Football is very popular game, however, the players need encouragement and patronage,
Sanjrani said in a statement. He said that two football stadium of international standard would be constructed in Quetta and Gwadar cities of Balochistan with the assistance of the Chinese government.
The Committee would take all the stakeholders on board and has decided to chalk out a viable plan to bring some positive change in the existing structure. The Committee was attended by Senators Shibli Faraz, Leader of the House in Senate, Muhammad Ali Khan Saif, Dr. Asad Ashraf, Mirza Muhammad Afridi, Ahmad Khan and President Pakistan Football Federation Ashfaq Hussain Shah.