LAHORE-Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Tuesday said it was trying to help ailing national  hero Mansoor Ahmed in all possible means and manners.

Former Pakistan captain and legendary goalkeeper Mansoor has been battling deteriorating heart condition for quite some time, said a spokesman for the PHF here. The PHF has paid for his outstanding dues, amounting to Rs 300,000 at the hospital where he remained admitted recently. In addition, the federation has sent a cheque of half a million rupees to his mother," he said.

The spokesman said that on PHF request, the Prime Minister's Office has already contacted Mansoor's family to enquire about the requirements related to his treatment.

Director General Pakistan Sports Board has also been requested to help the great player, who played heroic role in Pakistan hockey's last two big victories, World Cup 1994 and the Champions Trophy 1994, he added.

"PHF's representatives are in constant touch with Mansoor's family and also visit him quite often," he added.