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Prime Minister for Attracting Foreign Investment

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani chaired the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCOI) here at the PM Secretariat today, which was attended by Minister for Finance Dr Abdul Hafiz Sheikh, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr Asim Hussain, Minister for Privatization, Chairman of FBR, Chairman Board of Investment and the senior officials of the Planning Commission, Ministries of Finance and Industries.

In the meeting it was decided to rationalize the tariff regime in a way so as to attract foreign investment in the country, so important to accelerate the process of national development.

It was decided that the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Investment would be held quarterly to review the investment policy with a view to attract foreign investment by convincing the potential foreign investors that Pakistan is the best destination to do business.

It was also decided that the utmost endeavours would be put in place to enhance the capacity of BOI so that it could promptly respond to the emerging challenges and capitalize on the opportunities in the investment sector while keeping in view the imperatives of the country’s economy.

It was also decided that individuals cases for tariff exemptions be brought up only after examining the linkages and implications for other segments of the industry.

The meeting also discussed the matters pertaining to import of CNG buses and setting up of motorcycle factory in Pakistan along with transfer of technology.

The Prime Minister referred the matter to the Committee headed by Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission to decide the matter in a way so as to facilitate foreign investment in the country. Other members of the committee are Secretaries of the Ministries of Finance, Industry, BOI, Commerce and Chairman of FBR.

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