Finance adviser urges US business community to invest in Pakistan

Published: May 24, 2019
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US diplomat Paul W Jones calls on PM's Adviser on Finance Hafeez Shaikh.

US diplomat Paul W Jones calls on PM's Adviser on Finance Hafeez Shaikh.

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Hafeez Sheikh has urged the business community of the United States to invest in Pakistan and benefit from the country’s “business-friendly environment”.

The development came after US Chargé d’Affaires, Paul W Jones called on PM’s adviser in Islamabad on Thursday .

The adviser briefed the US diplomat about the measures being taken by the government with regards to its commitment towards Financial Action Task Force’s action plan against money laundering and terror financing.

He also apprised the US official about measures being taken by the government for the stabilisation of the economy.

Both the dignitaries discussed bilateral ties and emphasised the need to enhance the scope of cooperation for the mutual benefits of the two countries.

It was agreed to build upon the bilateral relationship based on promotion of private sector and investment.

The US ambassador also congratulated the adviser on assumption of charge and reaffirmed that bilateral economic and commercial relations needed to be strengthened.

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