ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday assured Chinese companies of “all possible cooperation” for them to invest in Pakistan, according to a statement issued by Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
According to the statement, a delegation of Chinese companies’ heads called on the Prime Minister in Islamabad. The delegation included Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong, while federal ministers Hammad Azhar, Shaukat Tareen, Asad Umar, and Abdul Razzaq Dawood were also present in the meeting.
وزیر اعظم عمران خان سے چینی کمپنیوں کے سربراہان کے وفد کی اسلام آباد میں ملاقات pic.twitter.com/FJdh8KSpln
— Prime Minister’s Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) September 13, 2021
On the occasion, the Chinese delegation expressed a keen interest in investing in Pakistan while appreciating the country’s investor-friendly policies. The premier also assured the Chinese delegation that he would head meetings in person on a monthly basis to resolve the issues.
PM Imran said that the government was adhering to the policy of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ while providing incentives to investors and simplifying administrative matters, the statement said.
“Pakistan could learn a lot from China through the development of the industrial sector. Chinese investment would create employment opportunities in Pakistan and give the workforce a chance to learn new skills,” the premier added.
The Prime Minister said that there were vast opportunities for the development of small and medium industries (SMEs) in Pakistan and Chinese companies can play a role in developing them. “The government will provide all possible facilities to the investors”, he concluded.