Imran asks Chinese entrepreneurs to establish offices in Pakistan


The Newspaper’s Staff Reporter

Updated 25 Aug 2020Facebook Count

ISLAMABAD: Emphasising the need for more cooperation between China and Pakistan in all fields, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday asked Chinese entrepreneurs to establish their regional offices in Pakistan.

Chinese business houses should establish their regional offices in Pakistan,” the prime minister said while chairing a meeting with a delegation of 10 leading Chinese companies undertaking business ventures in critical sectors, including energy, communication, agriculture, science and technology, financial sector and industry.

The prime minister, while welcoming the representatives of leading Chinese companies, stated that Pakistan accorded great importance to strengthening its relations with China.

He reiterated that Pakistan and China have shared destiny. “Strengthening of business-to-business ties of the people of the two countries is a foremost priority,” he added.

China’s ambassador calls Pakistan emerging hub of trade

Prime Minister Khan assured the Chinese investors that his government would accord highest priority to provision of every possible facilitation to Chinese investors.

The delegation comprised representatives of Power Construction Corporation of China (Power China), China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), China Gezhouba (Group) Pakistan, China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Company Ltd, China Railway Group Limited, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Machinery Engineering Corporation and China Mobile Pakistan Limited.

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Mr Yao Jing and Haier CEO Javed Afridi were also present.

Minister for Communication Murad Saeed, Minister for Industries Hammad Azhar, Planning Minister Asad Umar, Finance Adviser Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Commerce Adviser Abdul Razak Dawood, chairman of the Board of Investment Atif R. Bokhari, Chairman of the CPEC Authority retired Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa also attended the meeting.

The Chinese investors thanked the prime minister for his personal interest in facilitating Chinese investors and business community in Pakistan. The participants expressed satisfaction over business friendly policies of the present government, especially in improving the ease of doing business. They reaffirmed commitment to further expand their investments and explore more business opportunities in various sectors of the economy. “Various reforms introduced at policy and implementation level have enhanced confidence of the Chinese business community and Pakistan is being looked as a major partner in development in the post Covid-19 environment”, stated the Chinese ambassador.

Later, while launching a tree plantation drive, Chinese Ambassador Jing said Prime Minister Khan’s vision was to make Pakistan a “hub of trade”.

He said China also saw Pakistan as an emerging hub of trade.

Talking about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the ambassador said the prime minister had categorically announced that the CPEC would strengthen ties between the two brotherly countries.

Media reports said the prime minister had also stressed the need for boosting tourism in Pakistan and talked about scenic beauty of Swat.

Mr Jing appreciated Pakistan’s strategy to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published in Dawn, August 25th, 2020

Source: DAWN “Imran asks Chinese entrepreneurs to establish offices in Pakistan”

Note: This is DAWN’s report I post here for readers’ information. It does not mean that I agree or disagree with the report’ views.


3 Comments on “Imran asks Chinese entrepreneurs to establish offices in Pakistan”

  1. Steve says:

    PM Imran Khan is a good statesman for Pakistan. Good vision for the future of Pakistanis, having observed China’s phenomenal growth and development, the only logical approach is to establish a powerful geostrategic diplomacy in all fields with China. Pakistan is fortunate to have China as the big brother for a shared and common destiny. Give it two decades of development, Pakistan will easily rival India. According to reports, India will suffer economic woes with high spikes of unemployment, poverty rising, business closures, diseases are rampant, etc.
    Russian Covid19 vaccine could be the lifesaver for Indians.

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    • johnleecan says:

      Indians can’t even afford to pay public toilets so Russian covid 19 vaccine is out of the question. Indians have the caste system and this is still in practice on the supposedly largest democratic government. India will just let the lower caste people die and will “never” give them equal treatment. This is a fact of Indian life. Those hundred of millions of lower caste Indians should form a revolutionary government and fight for their rights. What’s democracy and freedom when your rights are being neglected and violated constantly?

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      • Steve says:

        I recall about 2 mths ago, the BJP candidates and followers held a cow urine party in delhi. It was advertised and these high class outcaste Indians are proud to drink cowpiss believing that it is a preventative medicine against Covid 19. When it comes to the mother of all Indians, the cow takes first place and provides free cow piss and dung to all caste high and low. Covid 19 is starting to spread in India and the Indian govt. better do the right thing, otherwise the ganges river will be filled with floating corpses.

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