ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that Pakistan offered ample investment opportunities in diverse sectors and the government will extend all possible facilities to foreign investors.
The government, in order to facilitate foreign investment companies, is also taking various measures under one-window operation and the policy of ease of doing business, the prime minister said during a meeting with a delegation of the Dhabi Group which had called on him.
On the occasion, the premier said that Pakistan also had ample opportunities for investment in the tourism sector.
The Dhabi Group delegation was led by its CEO Tanvir Hussain Awan and included its Director Salman Nasir Abdulla Albadi and Country Head in Pakistan Muhammad Shehbaz Khan.
Commerce Adviser Abdul Razak Dawood, Special Assistant to the PM Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, Chairman Kashmir Committee Shehryar Khan Afridi and Chairman Board of Investment (BoI) Atif Bukhari were also present.
The delegation appreciated PM Khan’s vision of promoting investment and taking measures for the facilitation of foreign investment companies. The delegates expressed deep interest in enhancing their company’s investments in the country.
Awan said the present government’s investment-friendly policies had helped restore the confidence of international companies regarding investment in Pakistan.
The delegation noted that Dhabi Group’s Mubarik Centre in Lahore, a great project which was facing delays for the last 15 years, has been restarted.
The UAE-based Dhabi Group of Companies is a major investor in Pakistan and emerging markets. The group is owned by Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak al-Nahyan and deals in financial sector, agriculture and hospitality. Dhabi Group owns and operates Bank Alfalah.
Published in Dawn, January 23rd, 2021