Pakistan is open for business: PM

  • Posted at: 17 May, 2017, in Pakistan


HONG KONG: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has termed Pakistan an emerging market and laid out the country’s business-friendly policies in front of foreign investors on Wednesday.


He was addressing participants at the One Belt, One Road Pakistan Investment Forum in Hong Kong attended by leading business figures from Mainland China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


Terming the country a gateway to the energy rich Central Asian region, he siad “Pakistan is ready to do business with the rest of the world”.


He said the government has launched a series of pro-poor initiatives in health and other sectors, adding that nations can only rise when they prescribe to shared visions


Laying out Pakistan’s ‘attractive’ features, he said it is the fourth-largest milk producing country in the world with the third largest global livestock population.


“The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is (CPEC) a core component of [Beijing’s] One Belt, One Road Initiative,” he said, explaining that the project will shorten transportation distances, bring Africa and Middle East closer to the region and connect [China’s] Kashgar region to Central Asia and Europe.


The premier also said that we must raise our voice against those who are against this project.


Ending his speech, Sharif said “Pakistan is the sixth largest population in the world with a middle class of 80 million people. It is rich in human and natural resources and features attractive business policies. We are on track for rapid and inclusive sustainable growth. No global player should miss this opportunity”.


The conference was arranged by the Pakistan Consulate General in Hong Kong and the local government.


Meeting with Hong Kong chief executive


Pakistan and Hong Kong have agreed to further promote bilateral economic and trade ties.


The agreement came at a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung in Hong Kong early Wednesday morning.


Speaking on the occasion, Sharif said Pakistan`s liberal trade policy provides immense opportunities to foreign investors.


Sharif said Pakistan and Hong Kong have strong trade relations that need to be further enhanced, as there are immense opportunities in this sphere. He added that Pakistan and Hong Kong have brotherly relations and both sides are already cooperating in different fields.


Leung said Pakistan and Hong Kong have deep rooted relations and both sides need to promote economic cooperation.


Chairmen of the Shandong Hi-Speed Group Corporation and Chairman of ZTE Corporation also called on the Pakistan’s premier. Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir and Board of Investment Chairman Miftah Ismail were also present on the occasion.


 

HONG KONG: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has termed Pakistan an emerging market and laid out the country’s business-friendly policies in front of foreign investors on Wednesday.He was addressing participants at the One Belt, One Road Pakistan Investment Forum in Hong Kong attended by leading business figures from Mainland China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.Terming the country a gateway to the energy rich Central Asian region, he siad “Pakistan is ready to do business with the rest of the world”.He said the government has launched a series of pro-poor initiatives in health and other sectors, adding that nations can only rise when they prescribe to shared visionsLaying out Pakistan’s ‘attractive’ features, he said it is the fourth-largest milk producing country in the world with the third largest global livestock population.“The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is (CPEC) a core component of [Beijing’s] One Belt, One Road Initiative,” he said, explaining that the project will shorten transportation distances, bring Africa and Middle East closer to the region and connect [China’s] Kashgar region to Central Asia and Europe.The premier also said that we must raise our voice against those who are against this project.Ending his speech, Sharif said “Pakistan is the sixth largest population in the world with a middle class of 80 million people. It is rich in human and natural resources and features attractive business policies. We are on track for rapid and inclusive sustainable growth. No global player should miss this opportunity”.The conference was arranged by the Pakistan Consulate General in Hong Kong and the local government.Pakistan and Hong Kong have agreed to further promote bilateral economic and trade ties.The agreement came at a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung in Hong Kong early Wednesday morning.Speaking on the occasion, Sharif said Pakistan`s liberal trade policy provides immense opportunities to foreign investors.Sharif said Pakistan and Hong Kong have strong trade relations that need to be further enhanced, as there are immense opportunities in this sphere. He added that Pakistan and Hong Kong have brotherly relations and both sides are already cooperating in different fields.Leung said Pakistan and Hong Kong have deep rooted relations and both sides need to promote economic cooperation.Chairmen of the Shandong Hi-Speed Group Corporation and Chairman of ZTE Corporation also called on the Pakistan’s premier. Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir and Board of Investment Chairman Miftah Ismail were also present on the occasion. 

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