LAHORE : Pakistan is a huge emerging market. British businessmen recognise its importance and are ready to grow further their ties with their Pakistani counterparts to avail the available opportunities.

These views were expressed by British Deputy High Commissioner John Tucknott while addressing a meeting at the LCCI. British Deputy High Commissioner said, “We want to work with you. Give us ideas, give us projects, UK is ready to extend maximum cooperation.” He said that a huge positive change has been witnessed in Karachi as far as law and order situation is concerned.

He said that both countries have long historical relations which should be more meaningful. He said that a number of UK companies are already working in Pakistan which is an ample proof of the fact that UK recognises Pakistan as a potential market.

“These are the most exciting times for UK-Pakistan commercial ties to grow as synergies exist in the private sectors of the two countries”, British Deputy High Commissioner added.

With an objective to increase bilateral trade and investment, the UK Investment and Trade (UKIT) is planning to establish British Business Centers in all the major cities of Pakistan.