Mohammad arshad Islamabad
Secretary Board of Investment, Ms. Fareena Mazhar shared that Pakistan is working on creating a Busi-ness and Investment Forum with China, which will offer numerous opportunities to the private sector.
She also assured investors that the process of ob-taining business visas will be further expedited by taking up the issue with other relevant departments.
Owing to the ongoing pandemic and restrictions enforced in result thereof, directions received from the Prime Minister’s office resulted in Board of Investment organizing its first ever kh uli e-kachehry here on Monday.
The Kachehry was conducted by the Secretary Board of Investment, Ms. Fareena Mazhar and sev-eral officers of BOI including Director General Jamil Qureshi and Director General Suriya Jamal participated in the session.
Regional BOI offices also participated in the session virtually. The session continued for two hours and was a successful feat in regards to public outreach.
Speaking to the relevant audiences via zoom and telephone, Ms. Fareena shared her official e-mail address and contact details of relevant officers.
She encouraged investors to share their project pro-posals and observations with the Board of Invest-ment (BOI) for further coordination on matters of importance.
A large number of investors and mem-bers of the business fraternity reached out to Board of Investment with their queries and expressed grati-tude for being given the opportunity to directly con-tact the Secretary.
They also appreciated the BOI team for timely reso-lution of complaints and facilitating investors in every possible way.
Local and foreign investors came forward with a wide range of issues and sug-gestions including obtaining business visas, tourism policy, investment in sectors such as petroleum, minerals and mining, livestock, etc.
Focus of the e-kachehry was to address issues pertaining to inves-tors including Ease of Doing Business (EoDB), Foreign Investment, Special Economic Zones (SEZ), Work Visas, establishing company branch/liaison office and other areas relevant to BOI’s mandate.
The activity was aimed at strengthening of public trust and developing a linkage between Govern-ment’s machinery and investors.
Through this ven-ture, the Board of Investment provided an accessible platform to the public to redress queries and com-plaints and was able to convey Government’s narra-tive on investment incentives.