LAHORE (APP)- The SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry has appreciated the resumption of Indo-Pakistan dialogue and hoped that it will open a new era of economic cooperation between two countries besides positively affecting the socio-economic demography of the entire region. The SCCI leaders, Annisul Huq, President, Tariq Sayeed, immediate Past President and Iftikhar Ali Malik, Vice President in a statement issued here on Saturday said that economic cooperation was inevitable to mitigate the political problems. They demanded of the Government of India and Pakistan to continue the process of dialogue and adopt business friendly measures to complement SAARC manifesto. Poverty and unemployment are still the daunting challenges which can be addressed through promotion of economic cooperation they observed and added that flexible economic policies were need of the hour. In a dinner meeting hosted by Indian High Commission, Iftikhar Ali Malik, vice President SAARC CCI requested Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna to review the Visa policy towards Pakistan. He said that presently 40-days Visa Processing Policy for Pakistani nationals and businessmen is not business friendly, which need to be reviewed. Secretary General, SAARC CCI, Iqbal Tabish requested the Foreign Minister to support the proposal of SAARC CCI for increase in SAARC Visa Exemption stickers from 100 to 300 for businessmen of each SAARC member states. Responding to the queries, Indian Foreign Minister said that both the Governments are working on it and expressed his consent to look into these matters. The prominent business figures who met the Foreign Minister of India comprised of Hameed Akhtar Chadda, Vice President, FPCCI, Mian Akram Farid, Chairman Liaison Office, FPCCI, Zahid Maqbool, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry ICCI, Shaukat Masood, former President, ICCI, Karim Aziz VP-ICCI, Zafar Bakhtawri etc.