ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 23rd Nov, 2022 ) :Member, UK Parliament Yasmin Qureshi assured that she would play a role to further improve bilateral trade and economic ties between Pakistan and UK.
Raja Najabat Hussain, Founding Chairman, Jammu & Kashmir Self-Determination Movement also accompanied her on the occasion.
She said that Pakistan‘s economy had suffered great losses due to being a frontline state against the war on terrorism and added that the security situation in Pakistan was now much better that was important for the growth of business and economic activities.
She assured that she would continue to play a role in promoting the business interests of Pakistan in the UK. Speaking at the occasion, Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari, President ICCI lauded the services of Yasmin Qureshi as MP in UK Parliament.
He said that UK‘s annual imports were over200 billion and exports over180 billion, but Pakistan-UK bilateral trade up to the 2ndquarter of 2022 was just around 3.5 billion, which was far less than the actual potential of both countries.
He urged that as a member of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Britain-Pakistan Trade and Tourism, Yasmin Qureshi cooperate in promoting collaboration between Pakistan and UK in trade, tourism, investment and other sectors.
He said that many sectors of Pakistan‘s economy were offering great opportunities for joint ventures and investment and emphasized that more UK companies including the Pakistani diaspora should be motivated to take benefit of them by doing business in Pakistan.