ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) has lodged a very strong protest with Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) Executive Director Col Sharma over the rough treatment given to Pakistan No 1 U-18 player M Mudassir by the Malaysian Airport authorities. The Malaysian Airport authorities not only refused Mudassir entry despite showing all the required documents and participation letter but also deported him next day. Talking to this scribe Tuesday, PTF treasurer Arif Qureshi said: “We have contacted the ATF and on their advice, we are going to lodge a very strong protest with International Tennis Federation (ITF) in a day or two. As the organisers have promised us that the boy will be provided all the assistance and he will be in safe hands. It is the negligence of the tournament organisers which not only cause great tension to the youngster but also hampered our chances in the event as we were relying heavily on him.”He said the allegation made by Malaysian Airport authorities was childish as there was no need of showing $1000 at the airport as he was neither a tourist nor he went there for shopping. He was top Pakistan player and they were fully informed about his arrival. “They were supposed to take good care of Mudassir but they failed miserably which we will not be tolerated and we will take this issue to the highest authorities to make sure the justice should be done and these incidents must not happened in future to any player from any country.” Meanwhile an inside source on condition of anonymity has told this scribe that Mudassir had to borrow $150 from a person to pay the fine imposed by the Malaysian authorities and that person travelled with Mudassir to Islamabad to get his money back. The PTF was in a spot of bother as they were not aware about the happenings with Mudassir. They were planning to lodge report and get his picture published in the papers to find him, the source concluded.