ISLAMABAD Former hockey Olympian Shahnaz Sheikh believes Pakistan would be punching beyond their weight if they reach the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games hockey event. Talking to TheNation here on Tuesday, he said that Pakistans pervious performances in the Commonwealth Games were not very encouraging. We lost to Holland 2-8 and 2-6 in two matches during the recent European tour. How can we expect the team to win medal for the country? However, we pray for the team to give good performance, he viewed. Responding to a question, Shahnaz said that world number on Australia and hosts India would be big challenges for Pakistan. However, we have to adopt attacking strategy against both the oppositions. Malaysia is also a tough team and we should not take them easy, he said. However, a birds eye view of pervious performances of the national hockey team reveals that they dont have strong chances of winning. Pakistan is world number eight team and they have to face world number one as well as hosts India in the Commonwealth Games. However, we have to enter the field with determination and courage to topple both the sides otherwise there will by no way to enter the semi-finals, he observed. While criticising the strategies of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), he said that the event would be held in Asian region and they sent the team to Europe for training. We have to hold our maximum training sessions in Asian region. The PHF should follow the right path which could lead them to their destination, he said. Meanwhile, Weightlifter Shujauddin Malik promised Tuesday to give Pakistan a lift on and off the Commonwealth Games arena, pledging to win a medal for his troubled country. Malik is Pakistans best perhaps lone gold medal hope in the October 3-14 Games due to take place in New Delhi and has won national fame for excelling at international competitions. He won Pakistans only gold medal in the last Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne, Australia in 2006 and has been striking gold in the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games since 1985. India is a special place for me because it is here I won my most precious gold medal in the SAF Games in 1995, competing in the most difficult 94 kilogramme category, Malik told AFP. You get pumped up in India and want to win more because of the rivalry, he said in reference to the political tensions between nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan, which have fought three wars since independence. Malik said he also wanted to leave Indians with a good impression. There is a wrong conception about Pakistanis in India but I want to tell them that we are good people. A four-year peace process between India and Pakistan collapsed after 166 people were left dead in the 2008 attacks on Mumbai, which New Delhi blamed on Pakistani-based militants. Malik, who will compete in the 94 kilogramme category, said he would dedicate any gold medal to the victims of Pakistans devastating floods, which have affected up to 21 million people in the countrys worst natural disaster. I am confident that I will win gold medal in the competition and that will be dedicated to the millions of flood victims in Pakistan as I can feel their pain, said Malik.