September 26, 2018: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has highlighted the new Pakistani government's commitment to establishing rule of law, and rooting out corruption and red tape at a distinguished gathering of business leaders, analysts and media persons convened by the Atlantic Council, in New York on Tuesday 25th September.
While briefing the audience on investment climate and opportunities in Pakistan, he said it was government’s priority to generate employment opportunities for the millions of young Pakistanis entering the job market every year.
Describing the results of the July 25 elections as a resounding verdict in favour of a change by the people of Pakistan, the foreign minister laid out his government's vision for a business-friendly Pakistan.
There would be further improvements for foreign companies to carry out business in Pakistan, as the country is already home to many renowned multinational corporations and international franchises which have been operating profitably for decades.
He advocated the significance of the approach in terms of attracting investment as a prerequisite for achieving the development agenda of the government.
On the external front, Foreign Minister outlined Prime Minister Imran Khan's approach of proactive engagement with neighbouring countries seeking peace and stability in South Asia.
He especially acknowledged the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Telenor Group, Sigve Brekke for travelling from Norway to consecrate the message on Pakistan's investment potential.