Pak-UKBC to hold meeting with British investors in London

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

UK-Pak Business Council will hold meet-ing with UK investors in London next month to lure foreign investment in diversi fied fields in Pakistan besides establishing collaboration between private sector for setting up joint ventures in various sectors of economy.

Chairman UK-Pak Business Council Pakistan chapter Mian Kashif Ashfaq on Sunday while talking to a delegation of importers and exporters led by Chaudhary Araib Arain said that UK is the fifth largest economy in the world measured by nomi-nal gross domestic products(GDP) com-prising 3 percent of the global GDP.

He said the UK is the ninth largest ex-porter and the fourth largest importer in the world, adding that council is creating awareness about Prime Minister Imran Khan’ special unprecedented package of incentives offered to all foreign investors to attract foreign investment to Pakistan for industrialisation coupled with business friendly environment.

He said council is also planning to conduct a joint meeting of UK-Pak investors in the UK for exploring investment avenues in different sectors.

Mian Kashif said Pakistan’s export to the UK posted a 33 percent growth when it reached $2.025 billion in the fiscal last fis-cal year ended on June 2021 against $1.522bn over financial year 2020 mainly led by textile products.

He said remittances from the uk to Paki-stan increased by 58 percent from $2.569 billion in financial year 2020 to $4.067 bil-lion which he added is a good sign for economy.

He said principal reason for increase in Pak textile products is due to the market diversification drive by the UK companies in the aftermath of the covid 19 induced crisis.

The UK companies have realised their vulnerability due to over-reliance on Bang-ladesh, India and China.

He said he has set up special facilitation centre at his Lahore office to help,guide and assist all UK investors.And they will be provided all facilities to visit the pro-posed sites for investment besides free transportation.

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