ISLAMABAD - Tennis star, Sania Mirza from India will visit Pakistan to play a mixed-double tennis showpiece in the near future, as Pakistan will host other eight international tennis events this year 2008 including three men's, three juniors and two women's with US$30,000 prize money, president Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF), Syed Dilawar Abbas said here. Earlier, he presided over the annual general meeting of PTF in which representatives of 14 affiliated units participated and elected him patron of the federation for lifetime on what was said to be his remarkable services to the PTF. While replying a question, Dilawar said: "I discussed with the Indian tennis authorities and with Sania's mother to play in Pakistan and they have agreed. We are ready to pay her Rs two million as appearance money but since we do not have any girl, who could compete with her, we have decided to hold a mixed-doubles match with Aisam-ul-Haq balancing the sides," he said. He further said that three international junior events would be held at the newly-constructed PTF Tennis Complex at Islamabad. "International Futures Tennis tournaments for men's and women's would also be held at Islamabad," he said. Dilawar said that the house also gave the approval of School Tennis Initiative (STI) and Junior Tennis Initiative (JTI) programmes, which would be started, in the four major cities including Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, and Quetta. The PTF chief disclosed that it had to pay US$15,000 annual affiliation fee to the International Tennis Federation (ITF). "We are getting only Rs 1.2 million annual as grant from the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) which is not enough to run the daily affairs of federation. I will discuss this with the federal government, the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and the Pakistan Sports Trust (PST) to support PTF in its affiliation fee," said he. While appreciating the girls performance, Dilawar said that their game was improving. "The federation is also focusing on the talented girls and would provide opportunities to them to excel at national and international level," said he. The house also granted associate membership to Subh-e-Nau, an NGO working on environment, public health and tennis since 1990. Dilawar said that Subh-e-Nau's inclusion was well earned as it was doing a great job in the field of promoting tennis for the last 18 years.