Pak-US joint efforts for pursuing common objective stressed

ISLAMABAD: Business community here on Wednesday called upon Pakistan and US for working together in order to root out the menace of terrorism as well as pursuing the common objectives of socio-economic development.

In a statement issued here on Wednesday, founder chairman Pak-US Business Council and chairman United Business Group Iftikhar Ali Malik said that it was a matter of fact that Pakistan has always given full support to USA on war against terrorism.

He said that top officials of US have on and off several time acknowledged that Pakistanis have suffered huge losses in the fight against terrorism.

He said Pakistan was a nuclear-armed state sitting at the crossroads of a strategic region and disengaging Pakistan at this time, will not serve the purpose for peace in the world.

He was of the view that the US most of the times helped Pakistan military support but its economic support was remained below expectations as it suffered billions of dollars losses in all sectors.

He suggested US rather then hurling threats should invest in Pakistan to strengthen its economy and give Pakistani businessmen to have full access to its markets while facilitating on trade.

He said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visit to United Nations’ General Assembly was very important. He said the Prime Minister was working very hard and handling the things in effective manner.