Finance minister reaffirms govt resolve to facilitate int’l investors

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar Friday reaffirmed the government’s resolve to facilitate the international investors in every possible manner to promote the investment for the economic development of the country.

Talking to the delegation of Pakistan Britain Business Council (PBBC) and its sister organization, Pakistan Scotland Business Council (PSBC) led by Julian Hamilton Barns and Rashid Iqbal, he welcomed the initiative by the councils and assured of all possible support from the government.

He asked the delegation for a formal proposal in this regard which could serve as the basis for developing future cooperation.

He said the present government highly appreciated such initiatives and had a resolve to facilitate international investors in every possible manner.

The delegation briefed the minister about the councils’ plans for investment and financing different projects in Pakistan including health, financial sector and other areas.

The delegation especially shared with the minister the proposal regarding establishment of a network of hospitals across Pakistan aimed at providing quality healthcare to the people.

The council could muster financial support from Pakistani diaspora, international financiers, philanthropists and other financing institutions towards this end, the delegation said.

The delegation also apprised the minister about the councils’ interaction with the Pakistan diaspora in UK and in other countries and said they were especially keen to invest in Pakistan.

Meanwhile the finance minister also met a delegation of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Khyber Pakhtunkhwa led by Ghazanfar Bilour.

The delegation discussed with the minister the overall business environment in KP and matters relating to enhancing of exports to Afghanistan.