Zidane coming to Pakistan in March :)

This is really cool and I can’t wait for this to happen. According to Aaj TV news and The Nation, legendary soccer player Zinedine Zidane (perhaps the greatest player of modern football) will be visiting Pakistan in March this year. The main purpose of the visit is to raise funds for special children in Pakistan and he will also visit earthquake affected areas. He will be coming to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad for charity dinners. This is part of Zidane’s worldwide charity tours and he visited Algeria recently and now coming to Pakistan and then to Bangladesh.

This vist is being arranged by famous fashion designer Mahmood Bhatti who comes to Pakistan every year only for charity reason. For two years in a row he has been holding shows here to raise funds for charity Umeed-e-Noor that takes care of special children. Btw, the company “Bhatti”, with more than 500 designers, operates in Finland, India, Poland, Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, the US and the UK; and through which he has transacted multi-million dollar transatlantic business over more than three decades. According to The Nation, Bhatti said he had planned Zidane’s visit to help improve Pakistan’s image in the world. “We all need to contribute in every way we can to improve Pakistan’s image in the world. There should be no politics when this national interest is at stake.
“I believe all well-known Pakistanis living abroad should be approached by the government and asked to contribute in the development of country. They should be honoured and given recognition for their services,” he said. You can read full story here.

Being a football fan, it has been a pleasure watching Zidane do magic on football pitch. In all those 10 years or so I have watched him play in Spanish La Liga and Italian Serie A, I have never seen anyone move with football like Zidane. Its unfortuate that some people remember him because of that head butt incident in world cup final but I will always remember him for the great things he did on the football pitch. Watch this and this clip on youtube and you will agree with me :).

6 Comments so far

  1. Faraz (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 2:56 am

    That’s a good news. It would also be a very nice idea if Zidane can spend some time (even a couple of hours) with our local football players… will do world or wonders to their morale !!!


  2. Atif Abdul-Rahman (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 5:25 am

    Wow this is great news, but on a lighter note, check this out:
    http://atifshaikh.blogspot.com/2007/01/french-footballer-pakistani-president.html


  3. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 12:10 pm

    just wondering if its going to be a private charity dinner or will Zidane be coming out in public and sharing his autographs with fans…


  4. Phil (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 1:40 pm

    Hmmm… need to get Zizou’s iteniary for Pakistan. This is good news, I read it on ATP first though. A show-match with media would be really good. Zizou is trying to pay his debt which he does not owe to the Muslim, and the third world. Great job, Zizou, I forgive you for the head butt :)

    Forza Azzuri! ;)


  5. The best supportr of France (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 8:16 pm

    yaar first of all is this really created by rehma sufi?
    cuz if it is lemme tell evryone at this site that she is the best! lol
    and bout the topic, i wud want zidane to come to pak
    and im really surprised if he will come
    nevertheless itll be amazing if he does….such a star
    oh and bout the head butt in the world cup, im with him….tht mataratzi italian shud get it frem our fellow muzlim!


  6. Darwaish (unregistered) on January 11th, 2007 @ 1:06 am

    who is rehma sufi?



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