Private sector urged for making efforts to attract investment from G-7 countries


Pakistan’s private sector must make serious efforts to attract sizeable investment from G-7 countries to meet their infrastructure needs besides bringing home manufacturing companies moving out of China.

This was stated by Coordinator to Federal Tax Ombudsman Meher Kashif Meher, while addressing as keynote speaker at a seminar here on “New World Economic Order” held under the aegis of Gold Ring Economic Forum (GREG), says a press release.

He said that the US has announced the launch of the partnership for global infrastructure and investment(PGII) with a seed money of $600 billion in collaboration with other G-7 countries including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.

He said program is fully intended to meet the infrastructure needs of developing countries so Pakistani private sector must take timey benefits of it.

He pointed out that already some small scale products such as a solar powered projects in Angola,a vaccine manufacturing facility in Senegal,and a $30 million investment in India increase food security and promote climate adaptation have been announced.

He said political turmoil, out dated taxation, regulatory and legal frameworks are attributed major factors in failure to attract foreign investments,which he added must be rectified on top priority in line with international trade transactions.

He urged the need to devise a viable strategy to attract Chinese manufacturing companies to Pakistan which are now fast moving to Vietnam due to domestic political issues.

Meher Kashif Younis said on the other hand China has been making its structural economic shift through self reliance and domestic consumption instead of relying on exports and foreign aid.—APP


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