HYDERABAD (APP) - British Deputy High Commissioner Francis Campbell has said the province of Sindh has huge investment potential and only the business community has to devise 'specific investment plans to attract the foreign direct investment. At a meeting with the business community of Hyderabad at Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) office here on Thursday, Campbell observed that the agro based industries could play an important role in achieving the 2.5 billion pounds bilateral trade target set for the year 2015 between the UK and Pakistan. This being an ambitious trade target is also a challenge for the business communities of the two countries, he added. The Deputy High Commissioner (DHC) expressed optimism about the growing trade between the two countries, saying that the increase by 25 percent of exports from the UK to Pakistan and 16 percent, vice versa, in the last 9 months were good indicators. We need to sustain, indeed, further that pace, he emphasized. The DHC, who earlier visited two missionary schools of the city, said the students learning biology, computer, engineering and other sciences ensured a promising future for the country. I saw around 4,000 students studying in these schools. They will grow up as best doctors, engineers, information technology experts and financial managers in the future, he noted. To a request by a participant of the meeting about establishing a university in Hyderabad, Campbell said he would take up that issue with the universities of his country which might explore the prospects of setting up one in the city. Campbell urged the businessmen to prepare specific trade and investment opportunity plans in order to attract the FDI. Its going to be you, the business community, who can persuade the investors. The role of the British government can be that of a facilitator, he explained. He said that more than 100 British companies such as Glaxosmith and Shell were working in Pakistan, adding that, however, the number being a fragment of over 70,000 registered companies in the UK needs to be increased. On a complaint about not inviting businessmen of Hyderabad at a recent London conference held to encourage investment in Pakistan, the DHC said he had noted their complaint and assured that in future their representation would be ensured. Talking about the most favoured nation (MFN) nation status recently accorded by Pakistan to India, Campbell while giving the example of European Union said trade between the neighbouring countries ensures regional growth, stability as well as peace. Sialkot exports around 97 percent of its production. A good part of these exports can be directed to India whose border is only at a 7km distance from the city and is also a promising market, he added. Earlier, the acting president of HCCI Turab Ali Khwaja welcomed the guest. He apprised the DHC of the investment prospects in the Hyderabad and other cities of Sindh. Textile industry, garments and automobiles, especially 2 and 3 wheelers, offer great investment opportunity in Hyderabad, he told. He added that vast opportunities could be explored to increase the two way trade.