Hong Kong forum: PM Nawaz urges investors to take benefit from economic revival of Pakistan

08:53 AM | 17 May, 2017
Hong Kong forum: PM Nawaz urges investors to take benefit from economic revival of Pakistan
HONG KONG - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged investors to benefit from the economic revival of Pakistan that is now a highly attractive destination for investment.

He was speaking at the "One Belt-One Road Pakistan Investment Forum" in Hong Kong on Wednesday. He informed the participants that Pakistan was on its way to achieve a fiver percent growth in the GDP that was at  three percent in 2013.

He said Pakistan has the sixth largest population in the world, with a rising middle class, rich human and natural resources, strategic location and political stability.

Highlighting the importance of geo-location, he said Pakistan is a gateway to energy-rich Central Asia, oil rich Gulf and economically advanced Far East.

Pakistan, Hong Kong agree to further promote bilateral trade ties

Earlier on Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with Chief Executive of Hong Kong C Y Leung in Hong Kong where both high-ups agreed to further promote bilateral economic and trade relations.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that amicable trade policies of Pakistan provided immense opportunities to the investors. He said that Pakistan and Hong Kong have strong trade relations that need to be further strengthened.

Nawaz Sharif said that both countries are cooperating n different fields, besides enjoying brotherly relations.

Chairman of Shandong Hi-Speed Group Corporation and Chairman of ZTE Corporation also held meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir and Chairman Board of Investment Miftah Ismail were also present on the occasion.

The Prime Minister reached Hong Kong on Tuesday on a three-day official visit after participating in Belt and Road forum in China.