LAHORE - The solution to Pakistan’s economic challenges lies in the entrepreneurial talent of its own citizens and dynamic entrepreneurs represent a new bright future for Pakistan. Pakistan has immense potential and offers best returns on the investment. Hence, Pakistan would soon be a destination of investors from around the world. These views were expressed by speakers who addressed two-day All World Pakistan 100 Summit in Lahore.
U.S. Chargé d’ Affaires Ambassador Richard Hoagland, US Consul General in Lahore Nina Maria Fite, Chairman SECP, Muhammad Ali, Mian Mansha, Chairman Nishat Group and MCB Bank, Hussain Dawood Chairman Dawood Hercules Corporation and Asad Umar Chairman Pakistan Business Council & CEO Engro Corporation attended the two-day event.
Talking to the entrepreneurs in Pakistan Richard Hoagland expressed his appreciation for fastest growing entrepreneurial companies who achieved exponential growth in last few years. He advised Pakistani business community to lobby with its government to have strong legislation for the investors’ protection to ensure better environment for doing business.
He said that Central Asian states offer immense opportunities for Pakistani investors and Pakistani businesses should also take advantage of the same.
Chairman SECP Muhammad Ali said that SECP is working on detailed guidelines for the function of corporate social responsibility in the country in order to help the corporate sector helping the society back in a better manner.
He said that success of Pakistani entrepreneurs is a testimony of the great potential this country posses and how talented its human resources are. He appreciated the idea of having Pakistan 100 summit that seeks to highlight the success and achievements of resilient Pakistani entrepreneurs.
Hussain Dawood, Chairman Dawood Hercules Corporation emphasized the need of having solid values for the successful business.
He said that a business based on solid ethical values is bound to grow faster and is beneficial for the society at large.
Mian Mansha, Chairman Mansha Group said that Pakistani businesses need invest in potential markets like Africa too. He said that in next two decades the world would be at our doorstep to eagerly invest in Pakistan.