Govt determined to facilitate foreign investors: PM


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said the government was determined to facilitate foreign investors to invest in diverse areas of the country’s socio-economic, energy and financial sectors and ensure the security of their investments.

The prime minister expressed these views during a meeting here with Ashmore Group’s Chief Executive Mark Coombs, who called on him along with a delegation.

Adviser to the Prime Minister Abdul Razak Dawood and Board of Investment’s Chairman Haroon Sharif were present during the meeting.

Ashmore is a specialist emerging markets investment manager with over 25 years’ experience. The Group has also made investments in healthcare, power and telecom sectors as well as waste management in different parts of the world.

The Ashmore Group’s chief executive apprised the prime minister about his company’s investment in the metal can manufacturing plant for beverages in Faisalabad. The company is also training locals in the manufacturing plant.

Mark said it was an ideal time for investment in Pakistan and his company was keen on investing further in the country.

He expressed his desire for establishing three commercial hospitals in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi in collaboration with King’s College London.

The prime minister appreciated the investment made by Ashmore in Pakistan and welcomed the plan of the company to establish three hospitals in the country.