LAHORE - Principal Officer US Consulate Bryan D Hunt has said that the US administration is framing a new strategy to ensure greater market access to Pakistani products. The US Principal Officer was addressing the business community here at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday. LCCI President Mian Muzaffar Ali, Senior Vice President Tahir Javaid Malik, former President, Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman, former Senior Vice Presidents Sohail Lashari, Abdul Basit, former Vice Presidents Shafqat Saeed Piracha, Sheikh Mohammad Arshad and a number of executive committee members also spoke on the occasion. Bryan D Hunt, however, made it clear that the business community should come up with a unified idea to promote bilateral trade between Pakistan and the United States that could be made part of the strategy being evolved by the US Administration. The US Principal Officer said that there is a policy shift in the United States as the security was top on the agenda of Bush Administration but President Barak Obama wants more resources to be allocated for education, social and economic sectors. He said that the United States wants to play a constructive role in this part of the region and is focusing on ending the mistrust between Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. He said that the United States was shifting its focus from military action to basic law enforcement particularly in NWFP and FATA, as law enforcement in Pakistan direly needs significant support from international community. LCCI President Mian Muzaffar Ali informed the US official that the US drone attacks in Tribal Areas were not only tarnishing the image of the United States but also creating unrest in the whole country, therefore drone attacks should immediately be stopped. "Pakistani people have attached high hopes with new administration of President Barak Obama and consider drone attacks an American violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity." The LCCI President said that Pakistan and the United States have enjoyed pleasant relations for a fairer, freer and peaceful world for more than six decades. The two countries have been strategic partners in the region from the days of cold war. In the war against terrorism after 9/11, Pakistan has stood firm as a frontline state in times of regional and global challenges. As a frontline ally, Pakistan has paid a heavy price by going against the will of its people. More than five thousand members of Pakistan armed forces including para-military forces and a much larger number of civilians have lost their lives in the war. In this state of affairs, what is needed is to ensure a common stance on how the two countries could cooperate not only in the fight against terrorism but also in the fields of education, health, trade, infrastructure and capacity building. The United States must also ensure a duty free access to Pakistani products in the US markets. This will certainly provide a key to normalising our long-lasting bilateral relations. The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry is determined to play its role for the same.