Pakistan-Qatar Investment Forum to improve bilateral trade ties

Pakistan-Qatar Investment Forum to improve bilateral trade ties

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Razak Dawood and Chairman Board of Investment (BoI) Haroon Sharif will attend the Pakistan-Qatar Investment Forum on March 10 in Doha.

The event is being organised by BoI in collaboration with Qatar Finance Centre and Pakistan Embassy in Doha and aims to attract investment from the Gulf country, according to official statement.The event will be attended by important businessmen and investors from Qatar.

The investment forum is a follow up to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Qatar back in January 2019. During the visit, the prime minister laid the foundation for Qatari investment by addressing the apprehensions of the investors and assuring them that the reform agenda of the current government is specifically focusing on making Pakistan an investment friendly destination, particularly through various ‘ease of doing business’ measures. 

On the sidelines of the event, Dawood and Sharif will be meeting high-profile executives and members of the Qatari Business Association, Qatar Investment Authority, Qatar Fund for Development, Katara Hospitality, Pak-Qatar General Takaful Limited and Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Meetings with the Qatari Economic Ministers and government officials are also on the agenda.

The Pakistani delegation will comprise executives and business leaders from tourism and hospitality, food and agriculture, defence production, finance, financial technology and power and energy sectors. The discussions will focus on various project proposals, including hotels and resorts, privatisation projects, aviation, low-income housing, financial banking/Islamic banking and development of Special Economic Zones.

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