LAHORE - Two foreign football teams will tour Pakistan in March as PFF will do what the country's major sports like cricket and hockey have failed to do that is to bring international teams to the country. Palestine national team will face Pakistan in the Lahore Test on March 1, followed by Karachi encounter on March 4. Later on, Pakistan Olympic team will collide with Malaysian Olympic team in the second leg of London Olympic Qualifiers on March 9. "When no one was ready to visit Pakistan, PFF hosted the Afghanistan women team in third National Women Championship in 2007 and Iran's Malavan Bandar Anzali of Iran in the fifth edition of same event two years later, and now Palestine and Malaysian team would tour Pakistan," said PFF President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat. Pakistan has a great tradition of sports and Pakistani sportsmen have excelled internationally with hockey team winning the World Cup four times and cricket team lifted the World Cup once. Pakistan football team put up brilliant display with record four gold in the South Asian Games. It is unfortunate the security situation in the country has badly affected sports in Pakistan. "Its really unfortunate for Pakistan sports that it is currently completely isolated. I understand that it's a big drawback for our players and organisers which is discouraging." Pakistan have not hosted an international cricket match since March 2009 and being stripped of the 10th cricket World Cup hosting rights, the event that starts on February 19 with co-hosts India and Bangladesh facing off at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. The Pakistan Hockey Federation, in a bid to prove that Pakistan is safe for all sports activities, plan arrival of Egypt team in April as hockey lovers are still waiting for international hockey matches since February 26, 2006 when Pakistan-India were locked 3-3 in the sixth tie of 10th Pak-India series at Rawalpindi. A disaster for Pakistan hockey as the PHF had organised 11th editions of the high-proflie Champions Trophy from 1978 to 2004. Lately, Pakistan tennis has another setback after the International Tennis Federation (ITF) ignored home territory for Pakistan who have to play Hong Kong in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group-II tie that has now shifted to Hong Kong's Victoria Park (4-6 March 2011). The ITF was not satisfied with the security arrangements and feared for players. There was once a time when nobody would dare predict a non-Pakistani champion at the British Open or World Open. First, it was Jahangir Khan, followed by his successor Jansher Khan in tenure 1981 to 97. Pakistan's uncertain security situation has worsened matters. Home players used to get opportunities to rub shoulders with professionals players at home. But the PSA has stopped awarding World Tour events to Pakistan because of security apprehensions. The country's sports suffered a major setback when the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked by the terrorists in Lahore on March 3, 2009 compelling the visiting team to return back to their country without completing the cricket series. Pakistan, after two internationals at Lahore and Karachi, will reciprocate by visiting Palestine during April to May. "It was my wish to play three international friendlies in each countries but time and financial constraints are hampering not only the series but several other events/courses in the PFF calendar 2011.