May 31, 2017
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 Wednesday said Pakistan and US should increase cooperation in all the sectors of the economy.
Local business community wants more strengthened economic relationship with United States which remains the biggest trade partner of Pakistan and a principal export destination, he said.
Mian Zahid Hussain said that US is biggest trade partner of Pakistan but there is space available to grow and increase trade and business among both the countries.
Both the countries should consider trade and economic relationship as important as security relations as the political climate and economic landscape in Pakistan was stable, he added.
The business leader said that we should step into investment treaties and other related tools to proceed further on economic and trade related matters.
Foreign businessmen should look at the brighter sides of Pakistan where environment has improved for investment and business while economic relations in the region are being improved, he added.
He noted that PML-N led government is strong supporter of regional trade integration and connectivity in the region and completion of economic corridor will boost connectivity to unprecedented levels.
CPEC is a flagship project of One Belt One Road initiative which is set to change the fate of world and that of Pakistan as so far 68 countries have decided to participate in the project, he informed.
Mian Zahid said that US can also invest in many untapped sectors including agricultural sector and agro based in industry which can offer good returns.