| GEO Business|
| FPCCI condemns anti-Pakistan statement of FICCI|
| Updated at: 2013 PST, Tuesday, December 01, 2009|
KARACHI: Sultan Ahmed Chawla, President of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) has taken a very serious notice to the recommendation contained in the report of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) demanding New Delhi to react militarily to Pakistan and conduct surgical strikes against Pakistan, use water as tool to destroy Pakistan's agriculture, ban all imports and restrict travel between the two countries.
He said that at a time and age when resort to force is considered to be the least productive option, if FICCI advocates the use of force against its neighbors and demands action to destroy Pakistan, it just exposes its nefarious intention.
He said that there is a huge potential of trade between both the neighboring countries and FPCCI and FICCI should work hand in hand and in harmony for promoting two-way trade and investment for further developing economic and commercial ties.
He asserted that the relations between India and Pakistan have always been governed by political interests rather than by economic interests, that's why we have suffered huge economic losses over the years.
Both the apex Chambers should therefore cooperate and coordinate with each other for achieving a common task of economic prosperity. It is unfortunate that when the entire world is engaged in lobbying for resumption of talks between India and Pakistan through confidence building measures, including free travel and trade initiatives, FICCI is publishing such an irresponsible and immature report,' he added.