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Govt focuses on attracting foreign investments in all sectors of Pakistan's economy: PM
September 22, 2023

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has urged the US corporate sector to look at ways and means to further enhance its very long and productive relationship with Pakistan.

He was talking to a delegation of the US-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC), on the sidelines of annual session of United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The Prime Minister said attracting foreign investments in all sectors of Pakistan's economy is the government’s top priority. He said the government is focused on creating a business friendly environment and would welcome all suggestions.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the government believes in no-holds-barred foreign investment regime, and has constituted the Special Investment Facilitation Council to facilitate foreign investors, bolster their confidence and expedite project implementation in priority areas of agriculture, IT, energy and minerals and mining.

He particularly identified agriculture, technology sector including fintech, pharmaceuticals and health, and digital banking sectors where the US companies could enhance their investments in Pakistan.

On this occasion, President US-Pakistan Business Council Ms. Esperanza Jelalian, congratulated the Caretaker Prime Minister on assuming office and assured that Council will continue to engage with the government of Pakistan to seek mutually beneficial ways of enhancing cooperation.

Members of the US-Pakistan Business Council the briefed the Caretaker Prime Minister on their businesses in Pakistan and plans to enhance their presence in the Pakistani market.