ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani has said that concrete and practical measures has required for promotion of game of football in the country.

He expressed these views while presiding over a special committee of Senate constituted for promotion of football in the country.

Chairman Senate said that the internal disputes must be resolved for promotion of football in addition to provision of quality infrastructures and organizing regular tournaments to create awareness about this all important sports.

He directed PFF to prepare a practical action plan and calendar of events for the proposed tournaments.

He further directed PSB to fully cooperate with federation with provision of sports grounds as well as an office to the PFF in Islamabad.

The President PFF Ishfaq Hussain Shah informed the meeting that different issues have been discussed with FIFA, however, the international sports body needs to be apprised of the ground realities of the situation of football in Pakistan.

Chairman Senate constituted a subcommittee headed by Senator Mirza Muhammad Afridi for preparing a comprehensive plan for promotion of football in the country in consultation with all the stakeholders, relevant organizations and also involving private sectors.

The committee will invite Minister and Secretary for the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination in the next meeting. It will also invite private sector representatives of corporate sector companies to deliberation on promotion of football.

Chairman Senate also asked Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif to devise a plan for taking up various issues with the FIFA in consultation with the PFF and other stakeholders.

Senators Dr. Asad Ashraf, Mirza Muhammad Afridi, Ahmed Khan , Barrister Muhammad Ali Khan Saif, Ishfaq Hussain Shah President Pakistan Football Federation(PFF), Director General Pakistan Sports Board Arif Ibrahim and representatives of different organizations associated with football also attended the meeting.


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