Pakistan open to Turkish investors
Upon arriving in Turkey for his first official two-day visit
to the country on the invitation of Turkish President Recep
Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the
enhancement of the scope of bilateral trade between Pakistan and
Turkey to a higher level is the need of the hour.
Addressing a business forum of the Union of Chambers and
Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) in Ankara on Thursday
night, he said his government will provide all possible
assistance to the Turkish investors in Pakistan.
PM Khan spoke about the numerous opportunities for investment
in Pakistan and the steps being taken to provide a
business-friendly environment to foreign investors. He claimed
the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would contribute to
tremendous trade and economic activities, through which mega
project special economic zones are being established.
The prime minister also said the government is focusing on
good administration in the country and “ensuring easy trade in
Pakistan for foreign investors”. He highlighted a huge
opportunity in the field of tourism, adding that “half of the 20
highest peaks in the world are in Pakistan, which reflects its
potential for international mountaineers.”
He elaborated, that Pakistan has 120 million youngsters in
its population, who can play a vital role in the economy. The
prime minister said 50 million affordable houses will be
constructed within the next five years.
Like the FPCCI of Pakistan, TOBB is the most superior entity
in Turkey representing the private sector, with 365 member
associations from local chambers of commerce and industry.