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Pakistan

Web Desk
January 22, 2020

Davos IMF president calls on PM Imran

Pakistan

Web Desk
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

IMF president calls on PM Imran. Source: Screengrab from PMO Twitter account

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday met the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) President Kristalina Georgieva on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF). 

"Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, President IMF called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on sidelines of WEF Annual meeting 2020 at Davos," read a post from the Prime Minister's Office Twitter account. 

Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Finance and Revenue Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Special Assistant to the PM for Overseas Pakistanis & HRD Zulfi Bokhari and Governor State Bank of Pakistan Reza Baqir were also participated in the meeting. 

German software development giant Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing (SAP) CEO on Wednesday lauded the government’s efforts on digitisation of governance and economic.

PM Imran invites German software giant to establish labs in Pakistan

In a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the SAP CEO was invited to establish laboratories in Pakistan. 

In the meeting, the German executive briefed PM Imran on SAP’s long association with the country over the past 20 years. He highlighted that the most significant project taken up by the German firm was of administering a digital system of salaries and pensions for the federal government.

“The Prime Minister also offered SAP to establish software labs in Pakistan to do software engineering work for SAP in Pakistan,” said the PM Office.

SAP CEO Klein lauded the Pakistan government’s focus on digitisation of governance and economic sectors in his meeting with the premier.

Klein expressed the company’s commitment to training young software engineers in Germany and using them for software development in Pakistan.

The meeting was also attended by Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bokhari, SAPM Dr Moeed Yusuf, Ambassador at Large on Foreign Investment Ali Jehangir Siddiqui.

Earlier, PM Imran also held a meeting with Chairman of Turkish company Çalık Holding Ahmet Çalık.

Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, SAPM Syed Zulfiqar Abbasi, SAPM Dr Moeed Yusuf, Ambassador at large on Investments Ali Jehangir Siddiqui were also present on the occasion.