He asked Pakistani manufacturers , businessmen to diversify their products and export more products to European markets.
Sahhad Haider Karim played an active role for grant of GSP+ status to Pakistan in European parliament . He formed and chairs the European Parliament 's Friends of Pakistan Group and in December 2013, and eight-year work came to fruition when the European Parliament voted to approve a vital concessionary trade status for Pakistan, known as 'GSP plus'.
To a question on benefits of GSP+, Sajjad Karim said there are over seven thousands products which are covered under GSP+ status.
He said Pakistani businessmen are already working on textile products while they should benefit by introducing other products also.
European Parliament Sajjad Haider, who was instrumental in getting this GSP+ status for Pakistan, showed satisfaction over efforts of Pakistan government for improving its export share in European market.
He says that European Union supports dialogue between Pakistan and India to resolve its outstanding issues including Kashmir.
To another question, he termed China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a game-changer for Pakistan and said EU fully supported the project and its successful completion would benefit business activities between this region and Europe and businesses all over the world would be benefiting with this gigantic economic project.
Commenting on recent referendum in Britain for separation from European Union, he was of the opinion that it will not have a serious impact on European Union as Netherlands had already separated itself from European Union. Rather, it would cause serious threats to solidarity and prosperity of United Kingdom, he added.
In recognition of his contribution, Sajjad Karim was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Technology and Management in Lahore for his work in securing the GSP+ deal and for services to the British Pakistani community.
In August 2014 Sajjad was also awarded the Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam, Pakistan's highest national honour to non-resident Pakistanis, for his services to strengthen Pakistan/UK and Pakistan/EU relations.