LAHORE (APP) - President, Pakistan Hockey Federation, Qasim Zia will con contesting the elections of national olympic committee in order to lift the sagging forutnate of country's sports", said the sources privy to Qasim while talking to APP here on Tuesday. The sources claimed that Qasim has made up his mind to come forward after majority of the national sports federations in their recent inter action assured him full cooperation and support in the elections. With sitting President, Lt Gen retd Syed Arif Hassan completing his second tenure next march, the announcing of candidatures by Maj Gen retd Mohammad Akram Sahi and Qasim Zia have given a premature momentum of the elections camapign. In the line is another canadidate from Khyber PakhtoonKhawa, Syed Aqil Shah, President of KPK Olympic Association who has also given the indication for contesting the elections of President POA in case Gen Arif decides not to cotnest and if Arif decides to go for the third term he (Aqil) would support him. "We know that the competition is going to be tough in the present circumstances as there are many candidates who are up to the similar task", said the sources.