Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 04:15:58 am
Major companies keen to invest in Pakistan: Information Minister
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December 07, 2018

Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says various major companies of the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and some other countries have expressed keenness to invest billions of dollars in different sectors in Pakistan.

Delivering a lecture in Oxford University in London on Friday, he said the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan has focused on reviving economy.

The Minister said measures are being taken for establishment of special economic zones and industrial development.

He said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a great economic project.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the civil and military institutions are working in complete harmony in the country.

He said transparency and rule of law are among the top priorities of the PTI government.

The Minister said the government is committed to root out corruption and money-laundering.

He said the government is working to increase participation of the overseas Pakistanis in economic and political affairs of the country.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said media enjoys complete freedom in Pakistan, and the government has also withdrawn censorship on the state media.

He, however, stressed for regulating the communication channels being used for spreading violence and hatred.

The Minister said Pakistan desires peace at internal and external level, and has also been fighting against terrorism for the same purpose.

He said Pakistan is ready to play its role for attaining peace and stability in Afghanistan.

He said dialogue is the only way to move forward with India for resolution of the outstanding disputes, including Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says Pakistan could export skilled workers of film industry to United Kingdom, which is currently facing shortage of skilled workers.

This was stated by him during a meeting with British Film Institute senior officials in London.

The minister discussed cooperation with officials of British Film of Institute to create a fund for film, certification and training.

He said presently 187 screens in Pakistan are operational and his plan is to take this number to 1,000 in next five years.

Addressing a press conference in London, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has reiterated the government’s commitment to uproot corruption and regulate the remittances for curbing money laundering.

He said PTI government during its first 100-days has set a direction to turn around the fate of the country.

He said the government is focused on socio-economic uplift of poor and setting up a corruption-free society. He told reporters there will be no compromise on corruption in Naya Pakistan.

Fawad Chaudhary said dual nationality holders should be allowed to take part in election as they are the assets of the country.