LAHORE - Pakistan Hockey federation president Qasim Zia said he would be coming up with a comprehensive plan by January 1, 2009 to uplift the sport from grass roots level to the senior team. Addressing a press conference called to announced the PHF officials, former Olympian appointed Hassan Sardar as chairman of the selection committee having with him Farhat Hussain, Rana Mujahid, Khalid Bashir and Mohammad Ishfaq till the 2012 Olympics. On the occasion, he also announced the junior team management but delayed the senior team officials announcement till mid-November. Another former Olympian Qamar Ibrahim was made chief coach of the junior team with an immediate assignment of the five-match Pakistan and India series among the juniors and develop a pool of players who would be instrumental in the next year's Junior World Cup. Qasim said that other than the PHF president all the staff of the PHF will be salaried. "The national selection committee has been formed for a period up to the Asian Games 2010 and later the Olympics, while the junior team management would work up to the Junior World Cup 2009." The junior team management, he said, that have chief coach Qamar Ibrahim, coach Danish Kaleem and assistant coach Ahmed Alam. Brig (retd) Manzoor Hussain Atif has been made advisor while former captain Islahuddin, Akhtar Rasool and Shahbaz Senior will work as technocrats on the advisory board. Qasim further said that Shahbaz Senior and Manzoor Junior were not ready to accept any responsibility citing their family commitments and they have informed about their unavailablility. "He was not able to coach national team due to some domestic reasons amid news that he might be asked to coach national hockey team, he said, he was not mentally prepared to provide his services as coach of national hockey team. It has been learnt that Shahbaz has the desire to join the PHF actively but some of the members picked in the selection committee are not of his liking. Qasim further informed that they would have a research and development committee with a foreign consultant to advise on ways and means to form a pool of players from a grass roots level. "We need to have a hockey syllabus to decide which way of hockey we should adopt right from the start and once it is formulated things would be streamlined," he believed.\\