Rawalpindi  : A delegation of world leading investors visited RCCI and ensured investment in coal, minerals and energy sectors of Pakistan.  The team, led by Special Envoy to the PMfor Overseas Trade and Investment Javed Malik was included Chairman Colt Resources Inc Richard Quessnal, CIO Alun Richards, Executive of Royal Partners Energy and Colt Resources Inc Shahal Khan, Director Calvalley Petroleum Nicolas, MD Banco Espirito Santo Pedro Costa,  Head of Capital Markets RHB Islamic Bank Yazit Yusuff, representative of Colt Resources Haji Malik and representative of Pakistan International Business and Investment Council Waleed, expressed willingness to set up businesses.

This expression was given by the delegation during a meeting with RCCI delegation led by its President Dr Shimail Daud who welcomed the gestures given by the visiting delegation and said their decision would prove to be a milestone in the foreign investment sector of the country.

Earlier, talking to media-men Alun Richards said that Pakistan was a country of peace-loving nation and its image was being wrongly projected in world by media.

Answering a question, he said that this was not his first visit to Pakistan as he visited this country for the first time at the age of six months along with his father who established Telephone Industry of Pakistan (TIP) in Haripur district.

Since then, he paid a number of visits to this country and its image was not that which was being portrayed abroad and “I am hopeful that this nation will overcome the economic challenges by exercising its traditional valor.” He expressed the hope that seeing the investment potential in Pakistan, a number of investors would soon be attracted to fetch their due share in the progressing market.

He said that his company would invest $4 billion in natural resources and minerals sector.

On the occasion, Shahal Khan said that Royal Partners Energy would invest $800 million by setting up 660 megawatt power plant in Punjab and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect had already been signed.

Javed Malik said that he would leave no stone unturned in accomplishment of the assignments given by PM Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and would bring huge foreign investments in various sectors of trade and industry. He said the government was attaching top priority to the safety and security of the foreign investors to provide them level playing fields in Pakistan. He said the visiting delegation also included professional bankers, who would provide guidance in exploring vistas for foreign investment in the country.