PM says government to protect, promote business, investment

PM says government to protect, promote business, investment

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday said that the government had come up with a positive mindset to protect and promote the business and investment besides bringing stability in the market.

In a meeting with a delegation of the office bearers and brokers of Pakistan Stock Market Exchange headed by Suleman Mehdi, the Prime Minister said he had arrived here to seek their suggestions for betterment of the national economy.

He said the foreign investors were investing their capital in the country because there existed huge potential for investment.

The delegation felicitated the Prime Minister on assumption of the office and lauded the efforts by government’s economic team for economic stability.

The delegation apprised the Prime Minister on various matters regarding the stock market and put forward the proposals for financial stability most of which were accepted by the Prime Minister.  The delegation assured that they would extend all out support to the government for its financial policies. During the meeting, they agreed to widen the tax base, promotion of IT in stock market and curb the issue of illegal payments.

The meeting was also attend by Finance Minister Asad Umar, Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtiar, Water Resources Minister Faisal Vawda, Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi, IT Minister Khalid Maqbol, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, State Minister Hammad Azhar, PM’s Adviser Dr Ishrat Hussain and Special Assistants to PM Naeemul Haq and Iftikhar Durrani. The premier also met with a delegation from the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The delegation comprised prominent businessmen including Siraj Qasim Teli, Tahir Khaliq, Haroon Agar, Shamim Firpo, and Junaid Ismail Makda.

Khan also met officials of the city’s traders association, “who discussed with him the problems they currently face”.

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