LAHORE - The federal government has called off sporting ties with India and stopped the Pakistan hockey and junior squash teams tour to the neighbouring country. An official of the sports ministry said that under the prevailing circumstances when the Indian government is showing disregard towards Pakistan and their players and other personalities participating in different events and programmes were being forced to return home, the Pakistan government cannot risk its stars live in India. Federal Minister for Sports Pir Aftab Shah Jillani on the directions of his government Friday stopped both the teams from touring India till the situation normalises between the two countries. Pakistan team was amongst the four teams of 4-Nation hockey tournament to be played in Chandigarh, India. The other three teams are hosts India, Germany and Netherlands. The tournament is scheduled to be played from February 1 to 9. President Pakistan Hockey Federation Qasim Zia and Secretary Muhammad Asif Bajwa have already stated that the PHF will follow the directions of the government. Both the officials also had a meeting with Pir Aftab Shah Jillani in Islamabad on Wednesday regarding the team's tour. The federal minister assured the PHF to give government's decision regarding India tour within a week. The ministry of sports finally stopped the Pakistan hockey team and junior squash teams to tour India due to security concerns. Secretary PHF Muhammad Asif Bajwa said in a statement that Pakistan will not tour India after the government's decision. "We were waiting for the final approval from the ministry and now we will regard government's decision," he added. The Indian government has already stopped their junior hockey team and senior cricket team to visit Pakistan to play five test hockey series against Pakistan juniors in November last year and three test-match, five ODIs and a twenty20 cricket series this month. "The Pakistan Hockey Federation has good relations with Indian Hockey Federation and we both want to play each other for the revival of hockey in the region, but at this moment both the federations are helpless, both federations have to obey their government's decisions," Bajwa said. The government official said: "It is felt that in the wake of existing political situation, the visit of Pakistan's hockey team to India is not advisable. It is also felt that the Pakistan hockey team under tense environment will not be able to perform to its maximum potential. The sports ties will be restored as soon as the conditions are normalized." For the same reasons, he said Pakistan has also decided not to participate in the Asian Junior Squash Championships being held from January 16-28 at Chennei, India.