Pakistan offers attractive business, investment opportunities for Chinese, ASEAN investors: Envoy
BEIJING: Pakistan Ambassador to China Moin-ul-Haque has urged the business and investment community of China and ASEAN countries to tap into the vast and virgin market of Pakistan, particularly with regard to the several Special Economic Zones being set up under the transformative China Pakistan Economic Corridor. In this regard, he highlighted Pakistan's special relations and comprehensive strategic partnership with China and the deep-rooted and wide-ranging links with ASEAN countries.
He made these remarks in his welcoming address during the Trade and Investment Promotion Conference, organized by Pakistan Mission in Nanning, the capital city of Guangxi-Zhuang Autonomous Region of China on the sidelines of the ongoing 17th China-ASEAN Expo. He said Pakistan has a strategically located sharing borders with China, India, Iran, and Afghanistan. It rests at the crossroads of South and Central Asia, West Asia, and connects China with the Arabian Sea.
“So, it is becoming a very important regional connectivity hub, as well as a central place of trade and commercial activities," he added. The ambassador said that Pakistan is the sixth-largest country in the world in terms of population, offering a market of 210 million people and has a very strong and flourishing agriculture and livestock sector. He said Pakistan is rich in natural resources, mineral resources, adding, it has abundant resources of gold, marble, gemstones, copper, chromite, gold, and also vast reservoirs of oil and gas which are still untapped.
He said the incumbent government was establishing special economic zones for investments and special economic zones were being facilitated through one window operation and all the facilities including gas water electricity, fiber-optic network. - APP