Foreign investment pouring into Pakistan through CPEC: Marriyum

DAVOS, Switzerland: The Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday said foreign investment was coming to Pakistan through China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and it was a project of shared prosperity.


Talking to the State-run Pakistan Television (PTV) at Davos in Switzerland, she said a massive effort was underway for building infrastructure in the Country, adding rising Pakistan was a good example for the World Community.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said the Countries of the region were desirous of benefiting from the CPEC. She said the World Community evinced tremendous interest in the One Belt One Road impact session.

The minister said the revival of the trade activities in Pakistan was due to the vision of the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Marriyum said women fully represented Pakistan at Davos and their participation in the World Economic Forum (WEF) was positively appreciated and the number of women in the delegation was more than the other participating Countries.

Furthermore, the minister said on the sidelines of WEF annual meeting in Davos, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had an exhaustive discussion on investment opportunities in Pakistan in his meetings with Bill Gates, Asian Infrastructure Development Bank (AIIB), Mitsubishi Corporation, Siemns and heads of important International Organizations.

The information minister said the prime minister in his meeting with Bill Gates, discussed different aspects of the health sector including Prime Minister’s Health Programme, universal health coverage, elimination of polio and other related issues in which he (Bill Gates) acknowledged Pakistan’s progress in health related interventions. She said the objective of these meetings was to revitalize foreign investment in Pakistan.

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