On Monday, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan met with the delegation of the American Bussiness Council. Finance Advisor Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Trade Advisor Abdul Razzaq Dawood, Chairman Board of Investment Atif Bukhari, and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.
During the meeting, the US delegation appreciated the various initiatives taken by the present government in terms of facilities for the business community and especially in terms of Ease of Doing Business.
According to details, the delegation members from various sectors briefed the Prime Minister on the business activities of their companies and related matters.
While appreciating the Pakistan government, the delegation said,
“The government’s business-friendly policies have encouraged US companies operating in Pakistan to expand their investments.”
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To create more facilities for the business community, the delegation made various business proposals to the Prime Minister.
Addressing the delegation, the Prime Minister said that overcoming obstacles in the way of the business community, ensuring a conducive environment for a profitable business is the top priority of the government.
Prime Minister further said that the current government has announced incentives for the construction sector on a priority basis to promote not only the construction but also related industries.
For the promotion of small and medium enterprises, PM Khan said that the government has set up a high-level committee to overcome the obstacles in the way of such business activities.
The Prime Minister directed the Trade Adviser and the Finance Adviser to review the proposals put forward by the delegation to ensure implementation of the workable proposals
The delegation presented a further cheque of Rs. 17 million from the American Business Council to the Prime Minister’s Corona Relief Fund.
Earlier, the council had deposited Rs 20 million for the Prime Minister’s Corona Relief Fund.