Trade not more important than national security, sovereignty: President, PBIF

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and Former Provincial Minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Monday lauded the response of civilian and military leadership to the US threats.

Business community fully supports the principled stance of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and COAS Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa which is according to the aspirations of the people and in the larger national interest, he said.

Mian Zahid Hussain said that the US has not remained as important and relevant for Pakistan as it used to be while the American companies have not invested in Pakistan for mercy but for their own profit.

We can live without US and face her aggression; Americans needs Pakistan more than Islamabad needs Washington, he added.

The Business Leader said that the opinion of civil and military leadership regarding relations with the US were slightly different in the past but now they are on the same page against the US threats and Indian conspiracies.

He said that our government has realised the threats and started preparations including modification in the foreign policy as the US has ignored services and sacrifices of Pakistan in the so-called war on terror.

Mr Trump is blaming Pakistan for US failures in Afghanistan to soothe masses and save falling reputation of his country among the comity of nations, he said.

Pakistan is not harbouring terrorists but the same is being done by Afghan and US forces in Afghanistan from where Pakistan is frequently targeted.

He said that the US policies that backfired in Afghanistan will never work in Pakistan and India will never achieve her aim to destabilise Pakistan with the help of Washington.

He asked the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to launch a diplomatic campaign and call an all parties conference to forge a consensus against unholy designs of US and India.  

Posted on: 2017-09-18T17:05:00+05:00