ISLAMABAD Pakistani boxers and weightlifters would probably undergo dope tests before visiting Dhaka for the 11th South Asian Games 2010, scheduled to be rolled off from January 29 in the capital city of Bangladesh. Chairman Anti Doping Organisation of Pakistan (ADOP) Dr. Waqar Ahmed told TheNation here Tuesday that Pakistan had to give back two gold medals of the 10th South Asian Games 2006 that were held at Colombo after positive dope test of two athletes. Our two boxers including Meherullah Lasi had used steroids, he said. He said that two boxers and one weightlifter had tested positive in their dope during the 9th South Asian Games held at Islamabad in 2004. The Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) is taking concrete measures to discourage the athletes from using steroids, deliberately or accidentally, he revealed. Dr. Waqar, who is also member of the Regional Anti Doping Organisation Board of Central Asia, said that PSB was going to launch a doping awareness programme for the national athletes and coaches. We are providing written material to players about doping and we will also deliver lectures to national outfits and their coaches during the camps, he maintained. The PSB has also warned the players about using medicines without consulting the PSBs doctor. If they get emergency treatment on their own, they will be bound to inform the PSB within 72 hours. Boxing and weightlifting are our main games and we lost our gold medals in both disciplines, he lamented. He said that eight countries, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Maladies would be participating in the games. Pakistan claimed second position in the last edition of the event with 41 gold, 43 silver and 72 bronze medals, he added. Responding to a question, he said that Malaysia laboratory was under observation of World Anti Doping Agency(WADA). Pakistan may test the samples of national outfits from India, as a WADA recommended laboratory has been established for the Commonwealth Games 2010. This will be cost-effective for Pakistan too, he viewed. Dr. Waqar said that coaches and federation should also concentrate on this issue and play their role to keep the boys away from steroids. On the first volition of WADA rules, two years ban may be imposed but on the second attempt, the player can be banned for life time. However, in case of some extenuating circumstances, the period of suspension may be increased or decreased that could range from one year to life time, he added.