ISLAMABAD (APP) - Dr Hafeez Shaikh, Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs and Statistics, has said that entrepreneurs can play a key role in economic prosperity of the country. He stated this while talking to a delegation of entrepreneurs on the occasion of the launch of All World Network's Pakistan Fast Growth 100 here on Monday. The Finance Minister spoke with the entrepreneurs about their important role in generating new ideas, new jobs and new industries. The Finance Minister further added, "Pakistan 100 will be an opportunity to highlight Pakistan's success in the area of entrepreneurship and help strengthen the ties between the Middle East and Pakistan economies as Pakistani entrepreneurs will meet with their Middle Eastern counterparts through the AllWorld platform". The AllWorld Entrepreneurs presented the Finance Minister with a shield and thanked him for being the Patron of the Pakistan 100 and his support for the small-medium enterprises. The Pakistan 100 is an initiative of All World Network to create a ranking of the most dynamic up and coming private companies. The Pakistan 100 will be published nationally and globally, giving visibility to emerging companies, and highlighting the entrepreneurial success stories in Pakistan. The Pakistan 100 follows the announcement in January of the highly successful Pakistan 25, which broke All World records for the highest growth of 8 countries in the ME, Africa and South Asia. The Pakistan 25 was supported by JS Bank Limited, TiE-Islamabad/Lahore, Rawalpindi & Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry, P@sha and Mishal Ltd. All World Network was co-founded by Deirdre Coyle, Anne Habiby and Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter.