ISLAMABAD  - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan offers a host of areas for investment to foreign investors with ideal economic returns.

He was talking to a Turkish delegation led by Orguz Carmikli‚ Vice Chairman of the leading Turkish company NUROL Group in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister said that Pakistan’s priority sectors for investment include hydel and coal power plants‚ Karachi-Lahore Motorway and infrastructure development and NUROL must benefit from the huge business and investment opportunities. The Prime Minister said that Pakistan faces power shortages and the present government is dedicated to mitigate the same by exploiting innovative and cheap energy resources. He said that Pakistan Power Park at Gadani offers a golden opportunity to invest in coal based power plants. The Premier noted that utilising NUROL’s expertise in infrastructure development‚ the company may construct motorways on Build Operate and Transfer basis. He further said that the company must benefit from Pakistan’s potential market of over 180 million people.

Orguz Carmikli expressed his company’s readiness to invest in Gadani Power Park‚ Basha and Bonji dams and Karachi-Lahore Motorway.