LAHORE (APP) - Pak-US Business Council Saturday expressed its grave concern over delaying tactics in timely release of assistance to Pakistan by US lawmakers without any plausible reasons. Council Founder Chairman Iftikhar Ali Malik while talking to media here said it is on record that US spokesman during weekly press briefing at White House recently acknowledged widely with open heart that "Pakistan is the only country in world which had offered the colossal human sacrifices and suffered irreparable economic loss in fight against terror in the region". He said that US lawmakers should realise and understand the gravity of the situation as Pak economy has sustained a loss of $ 4 trillion dollars including $ 2 trillion to its economic sector in the aftermath of 9/11 debacle, militancy and turmoil in Afghanistan. He urged the US lawmakers to visit Pakistan first before considering any kind of proposed condition on assistance and see the ground realities and how Pakistan armed forces and democratic government are endeavouring their best to stamp out the menace of terrorism. Iftikhar Ali Malik urged US President Barack Obama administration to ensure smooth release of assistance otherwise inordinate delay will never serve the just cause of both the countries. He said we, the entire business community, are of the view that it is in the interest of both countries that US should not bring further restriction on economic and military assistance to Pakistan and ensure its release without any delay to achieve the desired results. Iftikhar said that entire business community including FPCCI? and all its affiliated chambers across the country had already reposed their full confidence on the leadership of Chief of Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Kayani and expressed complete solidarity with brave armed forces of Pakistan in fighting against terror in the region.