QUETTA: Balochistan Board of Investment chief executive officer Farman Zarkoon has said that due to improvement in the geopolitical situation world attention is shifting to Balochistan.

In a statement on Monday, he said Balochistan could lead the entire region to development and prosperity.

Mr Zarkoon said that international companies could invest heavily in the resource-rich province and Gwadar port was providing immense opportunities to investors via facilitating trade.

He said after the improvement in the geopolitical situation of Balochistan, the focus was now shifting to geo-economics.

He said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor was linking Pakistan with Afghanistan, Asia and Russia, while the Silk Road project would bring about revolutionary changes in the region. Balochistan was becoming the centre of all these global changes, paving the way for large-scale investment in the province, he commented.

Mr Zarkoon said Balochistan was fully prepared to welcome investments, adding that the provincial government had taken revolutionary steps in this regard.

The Balochistan Board of Investment was fully prepared to provide facilities and guidance to investors.

Published in Dawn, April 6th, 2021

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