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Nawaz welcomes 350 delegates on int’l trade moot

Nawaz welcomes 350 delegates on int’l trade moot

ISLAMABAD: With participation of 350 delegates, an international moot titled “Invest Pakistan: priority sectors and legal framework for investment in the country” will start here today.

The event will highlight Pakistan’s investment regime and opportunities for investors in different economic fields. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate the two-day conference. The Board of Investment is organising the moot to show Pakistan’s strength as an excellent place to do business.

Dr Miftah Ismail, the chairman of BOI, said that the conference would provide an opportunity to foreign and local businessmen and investors to interact with each other and explore joint ventures and investment opportunities in sectors like energy, oil and gas, privatisation, information technology and telecommunication, roads and infrastructure, agriculture and livestock, mining and minerals, financial sector and capital market.

The BOI chief noted that over 350 participants, including 241 foreign delegates would attend the event. The highest number of participants is from China followed by Bahrain, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Russia. Approximately 44 delegates would come from China, including 29 from Hong Kong, 30 from Bahrain, 18 from South Korea, 13 from Saudi Arabia, 12 from Russia, nine from New Zealand, eight from Turkey, five each from the US and United Arab Emirates and four each from the UK, Japan and Australia. Denmark, France, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands and Singapore are also sending delegates.