PM Imran vows to support Chinese businesses in Pakistan on priority basis

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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed resolve on Saturday to extend support to Chinese businesses in Pakistan on priority basis.

“We are grateful to them for their keen interest in accelerating their investment in Special Economics Zones (SEZs),” said the premier in a meeting with Chinese business delegation being led by Ms Chen Yan from Challenge Fashion (Pvt) Ltd.

He said, “Pakistan and China are connected not only in past or present but we will remain united through our future generations too.” “We appreciate the valuable relationship of the peoples of two countries”, he added.

PM Imran Khan directed the authorities concerned to facilitate all Chinese investors, who are setting up industries in Pakistan, on emergency basis by resolving their issues related to road connectivity and the provision of utilities.

Earlier the premier was apprised that Chinese businessmen are almost ready to start operations in glass, ceramics and information technology sectors.

It is worth mentioning that OPPO, one of the leading tech manufacturers in the world, is going to establish a local mobile manufacturing unit and a research & development centre in Pakistan.

It would not only save a lot of foreign exchange reserves on the import of smart phones annually but would also create employment opportunities for our tech graduates.

The meeting was also attended by Energy Minister Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood, SAPM on Political Communication Dr Shehbaz Gill, SAPM on CPEC Affairs Khalid Mansoor and Chinese Ambassador H.E Mr Nong Rong. along with senior officers concerned.

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