The Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has 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 the Pakistani sportsman once again make a mark at international level.

He was talking to PTI’s MNA Malik Amir Dogar, who is also a member of Punjab Football Council, who called on him at his office on Wednesday. The PM said that the new sports policy would ensure a secure future for national players, coaches and officials.

On the request of Dogar, the PM has given his consent to meet a football delegation comprising of players, coaches, referees and officials so that he can get first hand information and input for the development of football in Pakistan.

He assured 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 PM stressed the need to set up football academies all over Pakistan and launch an extensive grassroots development and grooming program.