KARACHI  - Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission of Pakistan Ahsan Iqbal has emphasised the need for close working relations between various Government Ministries and Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI) for facilitating a business friendly climate and removal of business irritants to facilitate Foreign Direct Investment inflow into Pakistan.
He expressed these views during his visit to OICCI. He said that Pakistan has great potential and an encouraging environment for FDI in various sectors. Ahsan said that trade and commerce is the backbone of national economy and providing maximum facilities to create conducive business environment for local and foreign investors is Government’s top priority.
He also mentioned that Pakistan has great potential and an encouraging environment for FDI in various sectors. Ahsansought the assistance of OICCI Members in immediately filling the capacity gap in the ministry so as to lay sound foundation and fast track the Vision 2025 and next 5-year plan process. He expressed his appreciation of OICCI and Multinational companies in Pakistan. President OICCI Kimihide Ando expressed his gratitude to the Minister for his visit of OICCI Office and appreciated the efforts of the Minister for his actions and support for a vibrant and business friendly climate.
He requested the Minister for representation of OICCI in various policy boards of the government to help in policy formulation aimed to mitigate the grievances and difficulties of investors.
The Minister was welcomed by the OICCI President Kimihide Ando, Vice President Asad S. Jafar, Managing Committee Members Saad Amanullah, Faisal Sabzwari and the OICCI CE/Secretary General, M. Abdul Aleem.