Published On: Sat, Dec 21st, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

Pakistani investors asked to abandon hostile Bangladesh: PEW

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Friday asked the Pakistani investors to walk out of Bangladesh which is not safe for them.

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wajid known for her pro-Indian tilt has been deliberately tarnishing image of Pakistan to win popularity and please India, it said.

The rapid developments indicate that the life and property of Pakistanis is not safe there and they should immediately return to Pakistan to play their due role in national development, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.

He said that Pakistani investors made a beeline to Dhaka for cheap labour, better law and order situation, dependable energy, absence of bhatta mafia and market access to 37 countries.

The shifting of industrial units to Bangladesh paved way for unemployment, low revenue generation and reduced foreign exchange in Pakistan, he noted.

Dr Murtaza Mughal said that the move to invest over two billion dollars in Bangladesh proved to be a mistake as they are no more welcomed in that country which has become a close ally of India.

Pakistani investors should know that Bangladesh cannot be trusted anymore and it is unwise to work in a government-sponsored anti Pakistan environment, therefore they should bring back their investments to Pakistan.

He said that government should deport illegal Bengali immigrants, foil conspiracies hatched to defame Pakistan and take necessary steps to safeguard Pakistanis in Bangladesh.

Hasina is not working for regional harmony rather creating gulf between two

Muslim states.