DUSHANBE: Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday invited the business community of Tajikistan to invest their capital in Pakistan, assuring them of all out facilitation by his government.
Addressing the Pakistan-Tajikistan Joint Business Forum, the prime minister said his government was already on course of incentivizing and facilitating the business sector through different measures.
The prime minister is currently visiting Tajikistan on a two-day visit mainly to attend the SCO Summit and is accompanied by high level delegation including the representatives of 67 companies of multiple sectors including textiles, minerals, pharmaceuticals, logistics and others.
Khan, who was accompanied by his Commerce Advisor Abdul Razzak Dawood, said Pakistan was envy to to have cheap deal for hydro power generation and called for expeditious execution of CASA-1000 project to make Pakistan benefit from clean energy.
He told the Tajik business community Pakistan was a nation of 220 million people with a huge market for investment and invited them to invest in Pakistan assuring them all out facilitation for benefit of the two countries.
He said the current Pak-Tajik trade was miniscule and far below than the existing potential and the Tajik investors, as they come to Pakistan, would look how the government was incentivizing the business sector.
Regarding the situation in Afghanistan, the prime minister wished that peace was established in the country after 40 years of conflict. He said peaceful Afghanistan would pave way for regional connectivity.
Khan was scheduled to meet Tajik President Emomali Rahmon during the visit, and it was expected they would discuss Afghanistan and how to bring stability, between Pashtun and Tajik ethnicities to ensure that there is an inclusive government in the war-torn country.
Later, the prime minister along with his commerce advisor also responded to the questions from both Pakistani and Tajik businessmen.