All sports federations to be headed by qualified professionals: PM Khan

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From Sorts Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday said that all sports federations in Pakistan would soon have qualified professionals and no more favoritism or nepotism would be acceptable.

The Prime Minister stated this while talking to Malik Amir Dogar, PTI MNA and Member Punjab Football Council, who met and apprised him of his resolve to run for President Pakistan Football Federation in the elections being held in December 2018.

The Prime Minister wished him well and assured that the government had very serious plans to uplift the standard of sports in Pakistan and would come up with a very progressive and effective policy to ensure that Pakistani Sportsman 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 Malik Amir 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 development of football in Pakistan.

The Prime Minister assured Aamir Dogar that he would task the Sports Directorate to put immediate plans to construct International Standard Football Stadiums in all the major cities of the country.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to set up Football academies all over the country and launch an extensive grassroots development and grooming program.

Malik Amir Dogar suggested to the Prime Minister to approve the hiring of International Football coaches to impart training to the young talent all over Pakistan to which the Prime Minister gave an affirmative response.

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