Published On: Sat, Dec 21st, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

Ishaq Dar urges collective efforts to encourage investment

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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar Friday urged ministries of foreign affairs and commerce to inform foreign investors about opportunities available in Pakistan as the government rolls its programme of disinvesting public sector entities.

He was chairing a meeting here on Friday to explore new initiatives to attract investment in the country.

Ishaq urged the need to focus in the areas of energy, engineering and technology so that not only the issue of unemployment in the country is addressed, but a foundation can also be laid for a sustainable growth in the country.

He expressed the need to work out a comprehensive strategy to attract foreign investors in view of the economic measures taken by the PML (N) Government to improve the macro-economic imbalances.

The meeting was attended by Khurram Dastagir, Minister of State for Commerce, Zubair Umar, Chairman Privatization Commission, Tariq Fatimi, Special Assistant to Prime Minister and senior officials of the Finance Ministry.