On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan asked Chinese businesses to establish their regional business offices in Pakistan.
The prime minister emphasized the need for more cooperation between China and Pakistan in all fields and said, “Chinese business houses should establish their regional offices in Pakistan”.
He underscored the remarks while chairing a meeting with a delegation of 10 leading Chinese companies undertaking business ventures in critical sectors. It includes energy, communication, agriculture, science and technology, financial sector, and industry. He also said in the meeting that Pakistan conferred great importance to strengthen its relationship with China. He added that Pakistan and China have a shared destiny. “Strengthening of business-to-business ties of the people of the two countries is a foremost priority”.
Following the encouragement by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, Chinese investors thanked the PM for his personal interest in enabling Chinese businesses and the business community in Pakistan. Participants also showed their satisfaction with Pakistan’s friendly policy.
Moreover, the delegation comprised representatives of China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Mobile Pakistan Limited, China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Company Ltd, Power Construction Corporation of China (Power China), China Machinery Engineering Corporation, China Gezhouba (Group) Pakistan, and China Railway Group Limited. Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Yao Jing and Haier CEO Javed Afridi were also the part of meeting.
Also, Minister for Industries Hammad Azhar, Chairman of the CPEC Authority retired Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, Commerce Advisor Abdul Razak Dawood, Finance Adviser Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, chairman of the Board of Investment Atif R. Bokhari, and Minister for Communication Murad Saeed, Planning Minister Asad Umar were also present in the meeting.
Chinese Ambassador stated, “Various reforms introduced at policy and implementation level have enhanced confidence of the Chinese business community and Pakistan is being looked like a major partner in development in the post-COVID-19 environment”.