LAHORE : Pakistan Business community Tuesday
hoped that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s current ongoing visit to the United
States of America (USA) would bring both the countries closer besides
seeking direct market access on zero rate duty to help stabilizing its
bleak economy in the wake of war on terror in the region.
Talking to newsmen after casting his vote at Lahore Chamber election for
associate class here today, Founder Chairman Pak-US Business Council
Iftikhar Ali Malik said Pakistan needs immediate direct access to US
markets and not aid as it has suffered irreparable colossal financial loss
for playing frontline role in the war on terror and US must support
Pakistan to achieve its economic prosperity and self-reliance. He said
joint efforts are needed to further cement the existing economic ties
between Pakistan and US private sector. He said Pakistan and US are
enjoying amicable relationship and coalition partners against war on terror.
He also demanded that the US president Donald Trump should announce
packages of incentives for the quick revival of the Pakistani economy
during the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan as Pakistan has also suffered
200 billion dollars losses economically in the war against terror.