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Dar urges Pakistani Mission abroad on to woo foreign investors

Dar urges Pakistani Mission abroad on to woo foreign investors

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar prodded Pakistani Missions abroad to draw attention of the investors to Pakistan where huge potential is available in all sector for foreign investment.

He was talking to Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Qatar Shehzad Ahmad who called on him here. The Finance Minister said that there was huge potential of foreign investment in Pakistan particularly in economy, energy and infrastructure sectors.

“We have introduced a very robust economic revival programme which includes public private-partnership on the basis of Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model”, he added.

The minister said that the new initiatives would be instrumental for economic rebuilding. Important initiatives include deregulation, undertaking structural reforms to improve management of public finances and making Pakistan an attractive investment destination.

He said that Qatar had expertise in energy sector and the Ambassador should encourage the potential investors from Qatar for opportunities available in the country.

The Ambassador designate briefed the Minister on his plans to represent Pakistan effectively in Qatar. He assured the Finance Minister that he would work hard to enhance existing cooperation between the two countries.

He also thanked the Finance Minister for his Ministry’s commitment and support to provide assistance in attracting foreign investment to the Country.