LAHORE - Former Federal Minister and President Pakistan Cycling Federation (PCF) Chaudhry Nouraiz Shakoor Khan has appreciated the football promotion work of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) under the leadership of Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat and said that the time is not far way when Pakistan will be among top playing nations of Asia. He said he was convinced that standard of the game in Pakistan has greatly improved in recent years and in its pursuit to achieve the aim set forth in Vision Pakistan, the standard of football will further improve. This is stated by Nouraiz during meeting with Faisal Saleh Hayat at FIFA Football House, Lahore today. The heads of both Federations - PFF and PCF - aiming at cementing relations with each other, joined hands together for the promotion of football and cycling. They exchanged views, discussed on promotion of soccer and cycling and abroad visits of men, women teams besides courses of refereeing, coaches and administrators related to both disciplines. Faisal said: "The PCF has showed improvement after arrival of Nauraiz at the helm of affairs. It is good to see PCF President at FIFA Football House who is also lynch pin of famous tour de Pakistan International Cycling Race that starts from Karachi and ends in Peshawar, with about 150 domestic and international cyclists taking part every year. This race is among the largest of such events in Asia, covering a distance of 1,648 km in eleven stages with four days of rest en route." Both Presidents agreed to extend support to each other in streamlining the working of their offices. The PFF and the PCF are playing their due role in the development of football and cycling in the country. The main aim of the meet was to create ample opportunity for both men and women to underline their talent in football pitch and Velodrome. Nouraiz, an advocate and an agriculturist by profession, also praised Faisal Saleh Hayat for getting for three Goal projects and PFF Football for Hope Centre at Mardan's Younus Stadium and said that it is remarkable that PFF has come forward by its social obligation and rebuilding the national economy and rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs).