Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, President Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) had an exclusive meeting with J. S. Blatter, Presiden
tFédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) at Zurich on Thursday, February 14, 2013. Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat was invited by FIFA to attend the 2nd FIFA Strategic Committee meeting being held in Zurich on Friday, February 15, 2013. The significance of FIFA Strategic Committee can be derived from this fact that this is the only FIFA Committee which is headed by FIFA President himself and all of its members hold very prestigious political positions in their respective countries.
According to the press release issued here by PFF, during the meeting FIFA president hailed the performance of Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat for undertaking the construction of eight state of the art football academies in Pakistan which has given tremendous boost to football activities throughout Pakistan. President FIFA also praised Faisal for his very positive role as member of AFC Executive Committee and Chairman AFC Legal Committee and hoped that his role would have positive impact on the development of football in whole of Asia. He also praised Faisal for his active role and positive contribution in the strategic committee meeting which has arrived at many conclusive FIFA strategic decisions.
President PFF thanked FIFA President for allotting eight FIFA Goal Projects/academies to Pakistan which will defiantly help to boost the ongoing efforts for youth development. President FIFA assured Mr. Faisal of his full commitment to award artificial turfs (pitches) from the FIFA’s next allocations. He also assured president PFF of his resolve to visit Pakistan as soon as possible.