LAHORE The present riots in UK should be an eye opener for us. It is the most appropriate time to help the Overseas Pakistanis who are facing frustration; it was stated by Iftikhar Ali Malik, Chief Executive, Guard Group & Vice President, SAARC CCI in a press statement. He further said that the Board of Investment should immediately announce an Investment Programme for the Overseas Pakistanis. It should be full of incentives. Most of our Pakistanis are Engineers, Scientists and technical persons with investment. They must be persuaded to invest in Pakistan and use their technical knowledge and talent in promoting trade & industry in their own country having a population of 180 million. Mr. Malik said that Foreign Direct Investment plays an important role in the development of country. Our efforts to attract foreign investors so far has failed and this is the proper time that we should invite sons of this soil to return to their homeland and invest. He assured full cooperation on the part of Chambers & FPCCI for Overseas Pakistanis. He also suggested to the Govt to provide them special zones which are peaceful with investment friendly policies.