Security concerns over Pakistan exaggerated: Gilani

Islamabad, May 12: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday asked British investors to focus on Pakistan and not to be overly concerned about the “exaggerated perception” about security situation in Pakistan, it was reported here.

Addressing a businessmen’s reception in London, Gilani said he was cognizant of the concerns about security situation in the region, and that the perception was contrary to the situation on the ground, reported Associated Press of Pakistan.

“Despite the negative security perceptions of Pakistan in the media, the trade and investment environment has remained positive,” he said.

Gilani said those who have done business in Pakistan continue to return due to the opportunities offered by the market.

Pakistan has been hit by a string of terror attacks, specially since last year’s killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad town by US commandos.

IANS