ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) secretary Abdul Wahab Marwat praised the performance of Pakistan juniors who won the gold medal in the Asian Junior Team Squash Championship in Korea. In an interview with The Nation on Wednesday, Marwat said: “We will soon organise a grand reception for the winning team and will arrange their meeting with PSF president Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt.” He said the boys would be given cash incentives along with other prizes. The girls though finished fifth in the championship yet it was a very encouraging performance and keeping in mind that they had hardly played any international event before, it was decided that the female players would be provided international exposure on regular basis and they would be sent for maximum events both at senior and junior levels, he added. Talking especially about wonder girl Sadia Gul, who won four out of her five matches, Marwat said: “Sadia is the future of the country and we are very satisfied with her performance. We will invest on Sadia especially as she is the real future hope of winning medals at international stage.” “There are few other girls too, who are making good progress and we have a very close eye on them too. The federation has chalked out a comprehensive plan to take forward both male and female squash and head coach Jamshed Gul is the main reason behind this success.”Terming the selection of Air Vice Marshal Syed Razi Nawab as a vice president of Asian Squash Federation (ASF) a very positive step for the future of Pakistan squash, Marwat said: “We were the pioneers of the ASF and formed that in 1980. But it was very painful for us that Pakistan had no representation in the Asian squash elite body since 2008. Now, Razi will play a significant role in convincing international players to come to Pakistan and Pakistani players will also get benefit from his appointmen,” he said. “We will play our part in promoting squash in the region and making this game the most popular in the entire region,” Marwat concluded.