PM Khan invites US businessmen to benefit from ‘economic opportunities’ in Pakistan

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Washington DC, July 22: Prime Minister Imran Khan has on Sunday morning invited businessmen and investors at Pakistan embassy in Washington DC to benefit themselves from business and economic opportunities in Pakistan.

Khan is on an official three-day maiden visit to the United States to hold bilateral talks with President Donald Trump.

According to Dawn news reports, at the embassy, ex-ambassador Munir Akram who was accompanied by a leading US investor, Shahal Khan, of the Pakistani origin, has called on Khan “to discuss trade and investment avenues in Pakistan”, as per the party’s official Tweet.’

PM Imran also met with a Pakistan-American businessman, Javaid Anwar, and Tahir Javed, a member of the Democratic Party and a Texas-based Pakistani businessman; as well as a prospective investors’ group.

Moreover, Shaukat Dhanani, Ashraf Khan and Nasir Javed “briefed the prime minister about their interest for investment in the fields of academia, manufacturing and steel industry”.

“Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi, Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser on Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, SAPM on Overseas Pakistanis and HRD Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari were also present during the meetings,” said PTI in another official Twitter post.

It added, Afinity CEO Zia Chishti; Founding Partner of The Resource Group, Mohammed Khaishgi, its chief investment officer Hasnain Aslam has also called on Khan at the embassy.

“The investors expressed their desire to further enhance their investment in the IT and technology sector of Pakistan,” it said.

As per the government of Pakistan’s official Twitter post, the prime minister invited the businessmen to “benefit from the economic and business opportunities afforded by Pakistan’s strategic location and the connectivity to the broader region”.

Furthermost, the investors praised the improved security condition in Pakistan and identified areas of interest for the key investment such as tourism and energy sector.

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