Capital investment summit & Expo 2018
Islamabad: Pakistan’s largest saving and investment show ” Capital investment summit & Expo 2018″ started at Pak-China friendship center Islamabad discussing the capital investment market situation of Pakistan. The event brought together investors from around the country, industry experts, and prominent names in the capital investment business. The event has been organized by Pakistan Guarantee Export corporation limited supported by Board of investment, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of overseas Pakistan and overseas Pakistanis foundation.
State minister for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal was the chief guest of the event. While addressing the inaugural session, State minister for finance Rana Afzal said that Pakistan of 2018 is totally changed with so many economic improvements. We have created a favorable environment for investment. He stated that Pakistan is now competing the developed economies.
While commenting on the CPEC, Rana Afzal said that CPEC is a clear example of how Pakistan is investment-friendly country and investors are well protected by laws. He urged more investors to get benefit from Pakistan’s favorable investment policies. He said that Pakistan is one of the top flexible and intelligent labor force providers in the world.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Board of Investment (BoI), Sumaira Nazir Siddiqui, said that Pakistan’s economy growing at rapid pace and our all economic institutions are investment friendly. She told that investor-friendly policies are bringing a huge impact on the economy and more investors are coming to Pakistan feeling their money well protected.
Mr. Richard Morin, MD Pakistan Stock Exchange went on to emphasize the importance of the capital market in the overall economic growth of the country. He said that situation has improved a lot and they are working on to minimize the challenges.
Mian Mehmood, Chairman Pakistan Guarantee Export corporation limited, said that the aim of the event is to bring experts on one platform to discuss the current and future potential of Pakistan’s capital investment market. He said that investors from around the globe are willing to invest in Pakistan and such events will help Pakistan to show the real worth of our market and will attract more players to join. He said that we all are here to discuss the challenges, possibilities, and way forward.
The plenary session on “Country Profile: Pakistan The Trillion Dollar Market” remained the most attractive session with the focus on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Ms. Amena Cheema, the former Chairperson Punjab Board of Investment & Trade (PBIT) gave a presentation on the prospects of investment in various Special Economic Zones (SEZs). She mentioned about 10 CPEC SEZs in which the investment is being facilitated by offering incentives especially by minimizing the time and cost of starting industrial projects in these SEZs.