(October 28, 2016)
President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President AKIA, Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Friday said we unconditionally support proposal of the FPCCI to reconsider trade relations with India.
The suggestion of the President of FPCCI Abdul Rauf Alam has improved his stature as he has rightly represented the feelings of the public and business community in national interest, he said.
Mian Zahid Hussain said that the Businessman Panel of FPCCI will take a decision in this regard while keeping the national interests above everything and will opt for disconnection of all the trade ties with India if she failed to stop hostilities immediately.
He said that India remained hostile towards Pakistan violating all the rules and regulations as it considers Pakistan a weak country which is incorrect.
New Delhi has been trying to influence the outcome of Zarb-e-Azb through all available means including terrorism, weaken the resolve of the masses against terrorism and damage the economic corridor, he said.
Mian Zahid noted that India is trying to divert the attention of international community from human rights situation in occupied Kashmir by firing on working boundary, killing civilians and arresting Pakistani diplomats on charges of spying.
They are continuing to claim isolation of Pakistan and surgical strikes etc. which is a threat to the peace in the region which should be noticed by the international community, he added.
The business leader said that India is uneasy over pace of development in Pakistan and wants to derail CPEC to hit Pakistan’s economy.
Pakistan can ability to hit back the aggressors in an effective way and severing trade ties is not the only option as trade balance is in favour of India, he warned.