| GEO Pakistan|
| Pakistan suffered most in terror war: PM|
| Updated at: 0430 PST, Tuesday, February 17, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: Highlighting Pakistanís sacrifices and efforts to stamp out extremism and terrorism, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said that Pakistan being a frontline state has suffered the most both in terms of human loss as well as economically.
He was talking to German Parliamentary Delegation headed by Sebastian Edathy, which called on him here at PM House Monday afternoon.
The other members of the delegation included Holger Ortel, Staffen Reiche, Dr. Norman Paech. German Ambassador was also present in the meeting.
Expressing satisfaction over the increasing trade volume between Pakistan and Germany which reached to the level of around $ 2.388 billion in 2008, the Prime Minister said that Germany has now become Pakistanís largest trading partner in the EU.
He also appreciated Germany for its decision to double its development assistance for Pakistan from euro 34 million to euro 81 million during the current fiscal year.
The leader of the German Parliamentary delegation Mr Sebastian Edathy stated that Germany considered Pakistan a very important ally and a leader of the Muslim world.
While assuring his countryís fullest support to Pakistan, he said that the relations between the two countries are not restricted to Afghanistanís situation but are based on broader bilateral canvas of mutual advantage.
He said Germany would not leave Pakistan alone and would provide support enabling it to overcome its present difficulties.