ISLAMABAD (APP) - The ultimate aim of Pakistan hockey team is to keep improving and regain its world No.1 ranking, President Pakistan Hockey Federation Qasim Zia said on Tuesday. "We have climbed from the previous 8th to 6th now in the men's world hockey rankings", Qasim told reporters. "But we should not relax until a gold medal performance materialises at the world level". The PHF Chief was replying to questions about Pakistan team's runners-up finishing in the Asia Cup in Malaysia on Saturday and its overall performance during that competition. His press talk followed the prize-distribution ceremony of 17-team Zong-Islamabad Inter-Club Hockey Tournament, organised by Islamabad Hockey Association, with young Margalla Club winning the title with a 2-1 victory over Red Tigers in the final on Tuesday. Federal Minister for Sports Pir Aftab Jilani was the chief guest at the final while guests of honour besides Qasim Zia, were Federal Minister for Textiles, Rana Farooq Saeed Khan, COO of China Mobile (Pakistan), Zafar Usmani, and former Olympians Shehnaz Shaikh and Shehbaz Sr. IHA President Syed Mustafain Kazmi was also present. "I am confident our team will maintain its current improvement process and regain the glory in this national game in due course," Qasim Zia said in the backdrop of the team's solitary goal loss to South Korea in the Asia Cup final despite dominating the play. He said the missed chances cost Pakistan the final. "Perhaps our boys reached an international final after some years and that's why they lacked experience required for the big occasion". He said the president and prime minister had given grants to PHF for the improvement of the game and had promised more funds and every penny would be spent on bringing the team back on the victory stand at the world level. He said Islamabad was already affiliated with PHF and its request for membership of PHF executive council would be discussed at the annual general meeting.