Islamabad, March 03, 2014 (PPI-OT): Special Envoy to PM for Overseas Investment, Ambassador Javed Malik called on the Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar at the Finance Ministry today.
Ambassador Javed Malik informed the Finance Minister that the international investors group led by him had very useful meetings with the government officials during his visit. He said that the group has decided to set up an office in Islamabad for coordination between the investors and the Board of Investment.
He informed that the investment group has promised to deliver and translate into action their plans to build on partnership with Pakistan. The Ambassador hoped that there will be one window facility for overseas investors in order to attract them for investment in energy and infrastructure development sectors. He also informed the Minister that the Pakistani Diaspora is eager to invest in their homeland.
The Finance Minister appreciated his efforts and assured him of his support and assistance in attracting overseas Pakistanis and international investors to invest in the country where huge potential is available in telecom, energy and infrastructure development. He said that the remittances from overseas Pakistanis have grown by 10% in the last seven months which is a positive sign for their confidence in economic policies.
He said that the energy sector and hydro carbon exploration are the priority areas as the country needs to meet its energy requirements. He said that the international investors will be facilitated on the fast track to do businesses in the country. He added that it will be win-win for both Pakistan which needs FDI and the international investors who are looking for reasonable returns to their investments.
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