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March 3, 2014
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Javed Malik apprises PM of economic, trade diplomacy efforts

March 3, 2014

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, Ambassador Javed Malik called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister’s House, according to a press release.

During the meeting Ambassador Javed Malik apprised the prime minister on the economic and trade diplomacy efforts being undertaken by him since his appointment, and highlighted the initiatives to build positive goodwill about Pakistan as well as encouraging trade and investment into Pakistan.

In this context Pakistan International Business and Investment Council has been established which aims to unite overseas Pakistani businessmen globally as well as reach out to Friends of Pakistan so that all efforts and energies can be institutionalized with a goal to channelise investment as well as expand and promote the business and trade opportunities in Pakistan. Similarly, a road map to engage with the business community around the world has also been adopted through which business to business linkages can be further strengthened between Pakistan’s business community and their international counterparts. Pakistan International Business and Investment Council would also facilitate delegations exchange between Pakistan and encourage businessmen from various countries to visit Pakistan.

The ambassador informed the prime minister that there has been a very positive response and the first delegation of 10 businessmen from 6 countries is already in Pakistan. During their visit they met with Chambers of Commerce as well as relevant government ministers and also called on the prime minister.

Speaking about his initiatives Ambassador Javed Malik said that the international business community has a very positive sentiment about prime minister’s economic vision and are keen to work with Pakistan under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who commands respect, integrity and goodwill internationally, and the world community appreciates the good governance, zero

tolerance and ease of doing business in Pakistan which is the hallmark of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s vision.

Javed Malik also briefed the prime minister on issues of overseas Pakistanis living in UAE and the Gulf region and highlighted the issues being faced by them. The prime minister said that he attaches a lot of importance to resolving their issues and values their efforts for Pakistan. While appreciating Ambassador Javed Malik’s efforts on trade diplomacy and overseas Pakistanis the prime minister assured him of his support and directed him to ensure that he continues his efforts to highlight the business trade and investment opportunities as well as addressing the issues being faced by Overseas Pakistanis

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