(July 24, 2019)
President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, Mian Zahid Hussain on Wednesday said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the US has resulted in great diplomatic achievement for which business community felicitates him.
The US has taken note of Indian atrocities in the held Kashmir and offered mediation which will not only result in peace but it will also lift tens of millions of poor out of poverty, he said.
Talking to the business community, the veteran business leader said that India has again responded negatively on the US offer and pressed on direct negotiations knowing that bilateral parleys have never resulted in resolving disputes.
The former minister noted that reasons behind stubborn attitude of Indian leadership are recent trade tensions with the US and declaring BLA as a terrorist organization by Washington. He said that Trump has not repeated the mantra of ‘do more’ in the negotiations and acknowledged the role of Pakistan for peace which is a welcome development.
The US President has said that aid to Pakistan can be restored, trade can be increased and investment can be boosted which indicated good future for both the countries which were at daggers drawn for few years. He noted that close ties between the US and Pakistan will not only beneficial for the economy but also improve the pace of work on CPEC which will be difficult for India to digest.
Mian Zahid Hussain said that masses are expecting more good news in the backdrop of PM’s visit to the US but they are also suspected of the role Washington has played in the past.