LAHORE - Sir John Peace, Chairman Standard Chartered Plc, hosted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani at the Standard Chartered Group head office in UK. The meeting was also attended by Peter Sands, Group Chief Executive, V Shankar, Group Executive Director and CEO, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas and Mohsin Nathani, Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Pakistan. Key business leaders from nine leading UK companies that already have or are considering business interests in Pakistan attended the lunch, says a Press release.

Dr Hafeez Sheikh, Amin Fahim, Chairman BO Saleem H. Mandviwalla and Wajid Shamsul Hasan also accompanied the Prime Minister at the forum.

The Prime Minister used the forum to urge the business leaders to take up investment opportunities in Pakistan as the country offered rich potential and lucrative returns to both local and foreign entrepreneurs.