LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Monday urged Bahrain-based Pakistanis to invest in the country, especially in Punjab, and said that a conducive business atmosphere was being provided.
“An environment of facilitation has been created for the investors and the incumbent government is encouraging a business-friendly environment in the country,” he said while speaking to a delegation of Bahrain-based Pakistani investors.
The chief minister said that the government would provide every possible facility to the investors and the investors should present a comprehensive business plan for investment in different sectors. “The Punjab government will take necessary steps without any delay.”
He added that no bureaucratic delays will ever hamper the investment plans and an investment conference will also be held soon to promote and encourage investments.
Earlier during the meeting, investment opportunities in different sectors, including information technology, livestock and dairy development, waste-to-energy generation and gold projects, were discussed in detail. The delegation also showed its keen interest in investing in the country, especially Punjab.
The delegates, while speaking on the occasion, said they are ready to invest in the country and every possible cooperation will be extended to the government. They also expressed the desire to set up shelter homes in Taunsa Sharif and other areas to help the homeless.
They reposed full confidence over the incumbent government and also invited Buzdar to visit Bahrain.
The delegation was led by Bahrain Chamber of Commerce member and Bahrain Gold Association Chairman Sheikh Sajid. Other delegates included Bahrain-Pakistan Friendship Society President Rana Abdul Rashid, Rao Faisal, Chaudhry Asif, Ejaz Chaudhry, Akram Chaudhry and Dr Kamran Ashraf.
DG Khan District Council Vice Chairman Sardar Javed Iqbal Qaisrani, Planning and Development secretary, Industries secretary, principal secretary to the chief minister and other officials concerned were also present.