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Razak to woo investors in Doha moot

Updated March 09, 2019

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Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood is to attend the Pakistan-Qatar Investment Forum in Doha. — PID Twitter/File
Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood is to attend the Pakistan-Qatar Investment Forum in Doha. — PID Twitter/File

ISLAMABAD: A high-level business delegation, led by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Razak Dawood and Chairman Board of Investment (BoI) Haroon Sharif, will attend the Pakistan-Qatar Investment Forum on Sunday in Doha.

An official statement said the event is being organised by BoI in collaboration with Qatar Finance Centre and Pakistan Embassy in Doha and aims to attract investment from the Gulf country.

The investment forum is a follow up to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Qatar back in January 2019. During the visit, the prime minister had assured the Qatari investors that the reforms agenda of the current government was specifically focused on making Pakistan an investment friendly destination, particularly through various ‘ease of doing business’ measures.

On the sidelines of the event, Dawood and Sharif will be meeting high-profile executives and members of the Qatari Business Association, Qatar Investment Authority, Qatar Fund for Development, Katara Hospitality, Pak-Qatar General Takaful Limited and Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Meetings with the Qatari Economic Ministers and government officials are also on the agenda.

The Pakistani delegation will comprise executives and business leaders from tourism and hospitality, food and agriculture, defence production, finance, financial technology and power and energy sectors. The discussions will focus on various project proposals, including hotels and resorts, privatisation projects, aviation, low-income housing, financial banking/Islamic banking and development of Special Economic Zones.

Published in Dawn, March 9th, 2019