Imran invites businessmen, investors to benefit from Pak economic opportunities Will meet President Donald Trump today


WASHINGTON In a meeting at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC, Prime Minister Imran Khan invited businessmen and investors to benefit from economic and business opportunities in Pakistan. The premier, who began his official engagements soon after his arrival in the US capital on Saturday, will go to the White House on July 22 for an extensive three-hour visit, which includes a one-onone meeting with President Donald Trump, and two meetings and a working lunch with the president’s team. PM Imran met with Tahir Javed, a Texas-based Pakistani businessman and a member of the Democratic Party, Javaid Anwar, a Pakistani American businessman, as well as a group of prospective investors. According to a post shared by the government’s official Twitter account, the premier invited the businessmen to “benefit from the economic and business opportunities afforded by Pakistan’s strategic location and the connectivity to the broader region”. Additionally, the investors appreciated the improved security situation in Pakistan and identified areas of interest for investment in key sectors such as energy and tourism sectors. Americans of Pakistani origin braved sweltering heat on Saturday to welcome the premier to Washington DC. Hundreds of members of the community belonging to Washington metro area and other states came to the US capital and lined up along Massachusetts Avenue near Pakistan House, where the prime minister is staying during the visit. “We are so excited that our leader is here. PakistaniAmericans are here to show their love for him,” Johny Bashir, a Virginia-based PTI enthusiast said, as people waved the Pakistani and American flags to express their support for the visit. “I am so happy as a Pakistani-American that PM [Imran] Khan is here. “I am sure he will bridge disconnect between the two countries and bring them together in a strong bond of friendship,” said Virginia-based Imran Butt. Saadat Rana, a Woodbridge-based businessman, said the community is waiting anxiously to hear the premier address them at the Capital One Arena. “We are so happy and believe that the visit will be historic in fostering close relations and creating understanding between [the] peoples of two countries,” he said. “We take pride in the fact that Pakistan has a dignified prime minister now. And the expatriate business community looks forward to investing in Pakistan,” Imran Igra, a New York-based entrepreneur who drove to DC for the visit, said