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Team of Qatar Investment Authority calls on PM

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April 2, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The government has maintained that it is committed to ensuring investor friendly environment for both local and foreign investors and it is undertaking measures for the purpose.

The government is also focusing on developing tourism sector whereby new tourist spots are being discovered and developed. This has been stated during a meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and a delegation of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) headed by Sheikh Faisal Bin Thani Al-Thani in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) here Monday.

The QIA has expressed keen interest in investing in housing, energy, tourism andairport management sectors of Pakistan. Sheikh Faisal Bin Thani Al-Thani is the head of Qatar Investment Department and Head of Qatar Regional Investment Fund at Qatar Investment Authority. The Qatari delegation included heads of various organisations in housing, tourism, real estate and energy sectors.

Qatar Ambassador to Pakistan Saqr bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri was also present on the occasion. The prime minister welcomed the authority’s interest in making investments in various sectors of economy. He highlighted various business opportunities in tourism, housing and other sectors.

The prime minister also highlighted various steps and policy reforms taken by the government to facilitate investors and the business communities.

Prime Minister's Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood and Chairman Board of Investment Haroon Sharif were also present during the meeting.

Talking to the Qatari delegation separately, Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtyar said tourism, energy and infrastructure sectors of Pakistan offer huge investment potential and Qatar could benefit from investing in these areas.

Khusro Bakhtyar said Qatar could invest in Gwadar industrial zone adding that Gwadar will emerge as the leading port for enhancing regional trade. The minister said that Qatar could also invest in various road infrastructure projects in Pakistan adding that some projects under CPEC will be encouraged on BOT basis.

The delegation also called on Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood. Later, talking to the media, Abdul Razak Dawood said the talks with the Qatari delegation focused on investment opportunities in power, infrastructure, tourism and agriculture.

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