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Govt taking measures to provide investment opportunities for overseas Pakistanis, says minister

Updated October 29, 2018

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Minister of State Shehryar Afridi calls for increasing bilateral economic, security and cultural cooperation with Qatar. —File
Minister of State Shehryar Afridi calls for increasing bilateral economic, security and cultural cooperation with Qatar. —File

Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi on Monday said the government was taking measures to facilitate and encourage overseas Pakistanis to invest in the country, Radio Pakistan reported.

Afridi said this while talking to overseas Pakistanis at the Pakistan Embassy in Doha, Qatar, during his two-day visit to the Gulf state.

The overseas Pakistanis have a key role to play in the country's economy, and soon the expats will be given a favourable investment climate in their own country, he said.

Afridi attended the inauguration ceremony of the 12th edition of International Exhibition Milipol Qatar 2018. The exhibition is an annual event held in Doha that focuses on Homeland Security and Civil Defence and is currently being held from October 29 to 31 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The minister along with Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister of the State of Qatar who is also the Minister of Interior took a tour of the exhibition and visited different exhibitors from around the world.

During his interaction with the Qatari dignitaries, the minister emphasised on the need to increase bilateral economic, security and cultural cooperation with Qatar.

On the Kashmir issue, Afridi said Pakistan will never compromise on its principled stand on the matter and will continue to support Kashmiris on every forum.