ISLAMABAD (APP) - Robert Gibson Deputy High Commissioner and Director UK Trade and Investment called on Saleem H. Mandviwalla, Minister of State and Chairman, Board of Investment in the office here on Tuesday and discussed the investment opportunities and exploration of new fields and regions for investment hunt. Saleem H. Mandviwalla, while welcoming the Director UK Trade and Investment highlighted the investment opportunities with business friendly environment being offered in Pakistan in various sectors of economy. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the investment opportunities and exploration of new fields and regions for investment hunt in UK. Saleem H. Mandviwalla, appreciated the efforts of Robert Gibson in attracting investment in Pakistan and highlighting the country at international forums. He told the visitor about the more attractive policy parameters of investment in Pakistan. While stressing so he underlined the policy which allows 100pc foreign equity in the major sectors and full repatriation of profits and dividends in all the sectors. He welcomed the proposals from UK in all sectors for investment. Saleem H. Mandviwalla also briefed Robert Gibson about the Government new initiative 'Special Economic Zones in collaboration with private parties under various modes of collaboration including Public- private partnership or accord recognition to the privately established. He also added that government is giving 10 years tax exemption to the investors under SEZs. Speaking more about the SEZs, Saleem H. Mandviwalla, stressed that the challenge is primarily to redraw national policy and, do investment architecture in a manner that would create a conducive environment for generation of economic opportunities and promotion or FDI in the country. He added that in the backdrop of international competition, the countries worldwide have created efficient and competitive industrial clusters and SEZs to reduce the cost or doing business. He explained that typically, a SEZ is a geographical region that has more liberal economic laws than a countrys typical economic laws and regulations. Robert Gibson discussed about the infrastructure projects under SEZs. He also suggested facilitating the companies interested to invest in the remote areas of Sindh. He inquired about the investment facilitation in the areas where investors reluctant to invest due to security reasons. Addressing to the issues highlighted by Mr Gibson, Mr. Saleem H. Mandviwalla, Minister of State / Chairman, Board of Investment said to contact the offices of Board of Investment in all 4 provinces of Pakistan. Mr Gibson suggested the Minister of State / Chairman, Board of Investment to visit London and Manchester for exploring investment opportunities because a large number of Pakistani and UK investors are interested in investing Pakistan. He also added that due to lack of awareness about the settled security situation and investment opportunities in Pakistan, UK investors are reluctant to invest in the country. He urged to elucidate the fears and concerns of investors with holding conferences and meetings with them in England. He showed his great interest to visit England very soon to resolve all concerns of investors and to bring potential investment for the country. He appreciated the efforts of Pakistani high Commission in London for arranging a conference to facilitate and educate the British investors with the collaboration of London Chamber of Commerce. He also hoped for a good investment outcome with such activities. He also showed his interest in the meeting being held in London in October by United Kingdom Trade and Investment He said that such forums are very inducing for effective representation of Pakistan internationally. Mandviwala also requested Deputy High Commissioner and Director UK Trade and Investment to explore and look into more investment opportunities in UK. Mandviwala, in the end thanked Robert Gibson Deputy High Commissioner and Director UK Trade and Investment and assured to extend all possible assistance required to them as and when needed.