ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan today encouraged the Chinese business leaders to explore investment opportunities in the diverse socio-economic sectors of Pakistan which offered immense market potential due to its geo-strategic advantage.
The prime minister assured maximum facilitation to the Chinese business companies for doing business in Pakistan.
He was talking to a number of heads of major Chinese business groups that called on him in Beijing, China, PM office media wing in a press release said.
The executives included Chen Fenjian, Chairman China Railways Construction Corporation (CRCC), Chen Siqing, Chairman Bank of China Group (BOCG), Yan Zhiyong, Chairman POWER CHINA, Da Can Like, Chairman China Rainbow International Investment, Charles Yang, President Huawei Middle East Region, and Lyu Zexiang President China Gezhouba.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Adviser to PM Abdul Razzak Dawood, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for Maritime Ali Zaidi and Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan were present during the meeting. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, Ambassador Masood Khalid and other senior officials were also present.
The business leaders congratulated the prime minister on victory in the elections and assuming his office.
They said under the leadership of the Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan would enter into a new era of development and expressed their gratitude for the support Pakistan was extending to the Chinese companies in hydropower, renewable energy, construction, infrastructure development, ICT and other sectors, particularly under the CPEC projects.
The executives expressed their desire to further invest in Pakistan’s socio-economic sectors.
Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the business ventures of the Chinese companies in Pakistan particularly under the CPEC projects and expressed his satisfaction over the progress on these projects.
He also shared his socio-economic reform agenda with the Chinese business leaders.