LAHORE - Asif Bajwa, secretary Pakistan Hockey Federation left for Malaysia to attend the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) congress on December 20. President PHF Qasim Zia will leave for Kuala Lumpur to attend the congress on December 18. Before his departure, Bajwa said that the PHF delegation will be meeting Aslam Sher Khan of Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) to discuss the bilateral series and future plans as well. "Pakistan wants to take part in the four-nation hockey tournament in India, but it all depends on the political situation of both the countries", he added. During the congress, the PHF delegation will also try to convince other member countries of Asia bloc to play matches in Pakistan. "We want to persuade other nations to tour Pakistan just as we are willing to play in their countries. We want to show that it is safe to hold tournaments here (in Pakistan)," Bajwa said. Bajwa said that there is no representation of Pakistan in the AHF. They will also raise this issue in the congress and try to made representation of Pakistan in various committees. Among other things, the congress will also be announcing dates for the Asia Cup, which would serve as the qualifying event for the World Cup. Meanwhile, a three-member delegation comprising international hockey umpire Rashid Mahmood Butt, coach Mohammad Akhlaq and Olympian Rana Mujahid were scheduled to leave for Kuala Lumpur on Monday night to attend the workshops on coaching and umpiring to be held there from December 17 to 19.