Pak US Business Council congrats Joe Biden on becoming 46th president of the United States


LAHORE:    Founder Chairman Pak-US Business Council and
veteran trade leader Iftikhar Ali Malik Thursday congratulated Democrat
Joe  Biden on becoming 46th president of the United States.

He expressed these views while talking to media here today.He also
further  extended greetings to Kamala Harris first ever woman Vice President
and  hoped new leadership will focus on bringing durable peace worldwide
especially  in South Asia besides restoring the confidence of entire Muslim Ummah
in  addition to fully ensuring equal rights to all irrespective of color, creed,
religion and caste.

He further hoped that under new era,Pakistan will be provided free
market  access to United States at zero duty in the wake of war on terror in the
region and the US private sector will further enter into joint ventures in
economic sphere.

Iftikhar Ali Malik said what Pakistan needs is to opt the model of joint
ventures on the pattern of Egypt and some African countries to enhance
trade  ties with biggest economies like the US.

He said Pakistan had been keen to explore potential trade concessions as
it  could import more US cotton in return for preferential US market access
for  its apparel export. A preferential Trade Agreement (FTA) could be a long
goal  because of complexity involved in the process, he further said and added
that  the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement ( TIFA) provided an
institutional  mechanism to carry forward those discussions and come up with new