Chairman Senate advocates sports for social transformation

Chairman Senate Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has called for making concerted efforts to use sports as a vehicle for positive change and transformation in society.

He expressed these views while talking to an international football delegation in Islamabad today.

The Chairman said football is not an ordinary sport, but a bridge that transcends boundaries, unites cultures, and ignites passion in the hearts of millions,” Gilani said.

Highlighting the potential Pakistan has in football, he remarked that there is no dearth of talent and passion. He said all we need is professional coaching to produce world-class players and put Pakistan on the map of international football.

The Chairman Senate acknowledged the pivotal role of the Pakistan Football League (PFL) UK in pioneering international football in Pakistan, their visionary initiatives, including the impactful “Football 4 Hope.”

He assured his all-out support for the promotion of state-of-the-art football facilities and nurturing of local talent in Pakistan.

In his closing remarks, the Chairman Senate thanked Chairman Pakistan Football League UK Farhan Ahmed Junejo, and other distinguished representatives of PFL for their efforts to promote football in Pakistan

Speaking on the occasion, famous football star and official ambassador of the Pakistan Football League Michael Owen observed that Pakistan has huge potential in sports and such opportunities would help explore hidden talent, bringing youth into the game of football.

He said ten teams would be launched, which include Multan, Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Quetta, Islamabad, and Northern Avengers to take part in football events.

It is pertinent to mention that ten International Clubs are visiting Pakistan to promote football. The delegation, having a unique and diverse composition, comprising eminent football players, experts, managers, organizers and sports journalist including Michael Owen, Emile Heskey, Pascal Chimbonda, Raul Rodriguez, Steve Wood, Ardian Bevington, Da Rocha Gomes, Alison Jane
Peakman.

Source: Radio Pakistan