Pakistan offers vast opportunities for British investors: PM

British High Commissioner Jane Marriott meets Shehbaz Sharif at Prime Minister House.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said there were vast avenues for British investors in diverse sectors of Pakistan and the government was taking steps to facilitate foreign investors coming to the country. 

He stated this while talking to a delegation led by British High Commissioner to Pakistan Jane Marriott who met him at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad.

Mr Sharif said that there were investment opportunities in the agriculture, food security, information technology, tourism and mining sectors of Pakistan. Pakistan and United Kingdom enjoy long-standing relations that have been strengthening with the passage of time.

He said that the government was working hard and introducing a number of initiatives aimed at improving governance structures and introducing institutional reforms. The government is also taking measures at the micro and macroeconomic levels to revive the country’s economy, he added.

The digitization process of the Federal Board of Revenue is in a final stage and similar initiatives are underway in other organizations to improve governance.

Speaking on the occasion, the British high commissioner hailed government’s initiative to improve the economy and check inflation besides creating an enabling environment for investors. She also appreciated the government’s decision to declare an education emergency in the country. The British government will continue support for Pakistan’s recovery efforts, she added.

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