ISLAMABAD - Zahid Maqbool, President ICCI, Thursday urging the German businessmen to invest in engineering, power, horticulture, dairy, construction, infrastructure development and manufacturing sectors said that Pakistan was a promising and attractive investment destination. He was talking to a 17-member German trade delegation during its visit to ICCI. The leader of the German economic delegation Claus Baron Von Fersen said that foreign investors had different perception about Pakistan, whereas in reality things were quite encouraging to do business with Pakistan. He said that opportunities were much better as compared to the past and now Germany considered Pakistan one of the booming markets in South Asia and for that reason the delegation is visiting Pakistan to explore the possibilities of trade and investment in the areas of mutual interest. The leader of the delegation said that German business community and government were contributing a great deal to provide relief to the flood affectees. He informed that business community has so far contributed 8 million Euros for the flood victims. He said that Pakistan was in the process of establishing many new industrial zones in different parts of the country. Already, about 650 foreign companies have made investments in various sectors and said that new zones will offer excellent opportunities to both local and foreign investors to reap the advantage of 100 percent repatriation of profit earned. President said that recent flood in Pakistan has caused infrastructure damage at a massive scale and asked contribution of German investors in developing infrastructure including road network, railway, bridges and houses. Germany should facilitate Pakistan in realizing a Free Trade Agreement with EU for improving its trade and economic ties with Europe and for enhancing exports and EU should provide non-conditional and easy access to Pakistani exporters to provide relief because of massive flood that hit Pakistan, said President. He said that Germany was Pakistans one the largest trading partner and is actively involved in Pakistans socio-economic development and expressed the hope that new Investment Protection Treaty definitely would promote multi-dimensional co-operation between Pakistan and Germany including economy, defence, education, vocational education and other sectors.