Talking to the reporters here on Thursday after attending a session of back up training camp for Olympics at outer ground of National Stadium, Rehan said: "It is not the right time for such protests as the team is going through its final preparations for Olympics and such a negative campaign can hamper its performance in the mega event."
Rehan is among the 16 players who are attending the 10-day camp to gain prime fitness to get a possible slot in the Pakistan team for London Olympics.
"If the former Olympians are really hockey friendly than they should not have chosen this time for such a campaign which is harming the hockey in the country. I think they should have waited to see how the team performs in Olympics before launching their campaign," he added.
Rehan said that PHF and the national team were being targeted for not producing good results in its recent showings in Europe as the team was preparing for Olympics and yet to play the elite hockey event in London.
Instead of establishing such camps against Pakistan Hockey Federation and national team, it is high time to lend support to Pakistan hockey to boost the morale and confidence of the players so that they may come up to the expectations in London Olympics, he concluded.