Following orders of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to restore departmental sports teams, KPT now eager to resume sporting activities in 2023-24.
It’s time to invest in Pakistan football [TNS]
Despite revival of departments under current govt, their football teams will have to restructure and reform to meet changing demands of modern pro football or risk becoming irrelevant, writes Alam Zeb Safi.
Departments reluctant to form teams before NC calendar [The News]
Many departments waiting for Normalisation Committee's pending announcement for national-level events before they restore teams on current government's directives
Top footballers set to move Supreme Court after SSGC terminates contracts [SAMAA]
Pakistan’s top footballers are likely to move Supreme Court after their department SSGC terminated their contracts
Departmental sports restoration widely welcomed [The News]
Many sportsmen and officials, including ex Pakistan NT captain Muhammad Essa, praised restoration of department sports on orders of current PM
Captain Saddam Hussain details sorry state of Pakistan football [SAMAA]
"I don’t care who is in charge of the federation, I just want our players to get back to playing football in Pakistan and internationally."
Lingering issues [TNS]
People were expecting football activities to resume soon but litigation continues, affecting thousands of players all over the country
Footballers plan protest to get departmental teams back [The News]
To support footballers facing financial ruin, ex-Pakistan captain Muhammad Essa plans to mobilise support for restoring department teams closed down on orders of previous PTI govt
Players in dire straits after closure of departmental football [SAMAA]
As departments begin to close down their sports teams on orders of current federal govt, lack of a transition plan means footballers in dire financial straits
Light fading for Saadullah at tunnel’s end [Express Tribune]
Pakistani footballer Saadullah Khan talks PFF’s incompetence, closing of departmental teams, and the damage of a FIFA ban on Pakistan