Prime Minister Imran Khan and several other ministers will meet heads of international companies and business leaders from around the world on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s Country Strategy Dialogue (CSD) on Pakistan.
The dialogue will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan and will be followed by discussions with Børge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum, CEOs of well-known international companies and partners of the World Economic Forum, a statement from the Foreign Office said.
Note that CSD is the platform of the World Economic Forum for the world’s emerging economies and developing countries.
According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, the one-day CSD session was attended by Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Finance Advisor Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for Economic Affairs and Hamad Azhar, Minister for Industry and they will discuss the economy, finance, investment, trade, production, digitization, new business, regional connectivity, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other issues.
The last session of the CSD will be titled ‘Energy Transitions Priorities and Challenges in Pakistan’ and will be co-chaired by Minister for Energy Omar Ayub, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and Special Assistant for Energy Nadeem Babar. Will do
According to a Foreign Office statement, each session of the CSD will be attended by the President, Managing Director and other senior officials of the World Economic Forum and the heads of international companies will have the opportunity to speak directly to the top leadership of Pakistan.
The statement said the opportunity to meet Pakistan’s top leadership was “due to the steps taken by the present government for economic reforms as a result of the vast opportunities for business and investment in the country”.
This is not the first time that the World Economic Forum has organized such a program for Pakistan under the CSD, but a similar event has been organized by Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to Davos to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in January this year. It was also held on the spot.
“The convening of the CSD meeting by the World Economic Forum for the second time in a year is an acknowledgement of Pakistan’s positive economic initiatives and its ability to better address challenges, including the pandemic,” the State Department said.
World Economic Forum to celebrate Pakistan Strategy Day: Minister
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator and Federal Minister Faisal Javed said on Twitter that the World Economic Forum has declared November 25 as ‘Pakistan Strategy Day’.
“This is an acknowledgement of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s successful policies against COVID-19,” he said.
He said that Pakistan’s strategy and success would be exemplified in the world.
Faisal Javed said that this is another confirmation of Pakistan’s brilliant strategy to deal with both Corona and the economy.
Pakistan's strategy and success will be showcased as a case study to the world. PM @ImranKhanPTI will be the Chief Guest at the #PakistanStrategyDay by @wef being celebrated tomr #Alhamdulillah Other intl forums had also stressed upon the fact that the world must learn from Pak
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) November 24, 2020