LAHORE - Syed Amir Hamza Gilani, Director General of Pakistan Sports Board, said that the PSB is taking tangible steps to produce sportspersons of international caliber. While announcing the PSB 's plans of turning the entire focus on medal winning sports, Gilani praised the working style of the Pakistan Football Federation and its progress of the last five years. Giving the government's plan for the uplift of the sports in the country during a meeting of the sports federations secretaries here at the FIFA Football House, Gilani said: "The federation would focus initially on 15 selected sports, including football, for development at national and international level. We will provide administrative, technical and financial assistance to these sports to raise their standard," he added. The 15 sport identified by Gilani with potential to win medals at international level are athletics, football, hockey, judo, kabaddi, karate, squash, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, weightlifting, wrestling, wushu, boxing, billiards and snooker. Meanwhile, Pakistan Hockey Federation Secretary, Asif Bajwa unveiled a plan to the likes of the PFF Premier League for the uplift of the national sport (hockey). "It is the wish of every Pakistani to see the national game rise up to the same status it enjoyed in the golden era. A comprehensive mega plan, like introduction of Premier Football League, launched by the PFF in 2004, is required for the hockey to follow. It has the power to pull Pakistan hockey out of the dump," Bajwa believed. "The adoption of a two-tier league system in domestic soccer, on lines of Leagues in Europe and South America, is one of the laudable works done by the Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat-led PFF. The National Championship (Tier-I) is known as Pakistan Premier Football League while PFF League is Tier-II Competition," he opined and added that the hockey would also be striving for the same system. The sports secretaries, during the meeting, discussed important issues with Gilani, who observed that the other federations were not producing the desired results and overall sports standard was steadily on the decline. He called for dedicated and urgent efforts by the federations to improve the working in all directions through planning, scientific coaching and proper talent identification, pledging administrative, technical and financial support. He reiterated that the government provided millions of rupees to the federations but lamented that the results were not up to the mark. Meanwhile, the officials of the national sports federations were asked to prepare their plans for fielding strong contingents in the forthcoming events like the 11th South Asian Games Bangladesh 2009, 16th Asian Games China 2010, 19th Commonwealth Games, India 2010 and 30th Olympic Games China 2012.