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China Intends to Boost Investment in Pakistan: PM Imran Khan

In a meeting with a Chinese delegation, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Chinese investment will boost employment opportunities in Pakistan,

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The prime minister met with several Chinese government officials and business leaders to promote the government’s ‘ease-of-doing-business policy’ and other initiatives that encourage foreign investment.

PM Khan discussed how Pakistan could learn from China’s economic development in a range of sectors, including industrial development, fisheries, and information technology.

The delegation expressed its interest in making use of the government’s investor-friendly policies and boosting investment in the country.

The meeting was attended by China’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Nong Rong, Federal Ministers Hammad Azhar, Shaukat Tareen, and Asad Umer, and Commerce Advisor, Abdul Razak Dawood, as well as Special Assistant to the PM on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Khalid Mansoor.

After the meeting, Special Assistant to the PM on Poverty Reduction and Social Protection, Dr. Sania Nishtar, talked to the prime minister about the Ehsaas program. She discussed the progress of various projects under the program and briefed him about the Panahgahs (shelter homes) initiative.

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The Interior Minister, Sheikh Rashid, also met the prime minister to discuss the country’s security situation. He told him about ongoing protests and demonstrations and opposition in the media regarding the government’s policies and performance. He also briefed him about a protest carried out by members of the Shia sect against the arrest of a religious leader, Shehanshah Naqvi, in Islamabad on September 12.

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