Al-Tamimi Group keen to invest in Pakistan

PM welcomes interest, outlines ease of doing business reforms undertaken by govt

APP December 25, 2019
A Reuters file photo of Riyal note.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed the interest of Saudi Arabia’s Al-Tamimi Group of Companies, which is keen to invest in food processing, dairy and livestock, and meat processing sectors of Pakistan.

Talking to Tamimi Group of Companies Chairman Sheikh Tariq Ali Abdullah Al-Tamimi, who called on him Tuesday, the prime minister emphasised on the reforms taken by the government regarding ease of doing business and providing one-window operation to potential investors.

He said that Pakistan was blessed with 12 climatic zones and was suitable for a variety of agricultural, fruit, dairy and fisheries production. PM Imran said that the government was also focusing on research and development to enhance productivity and increase exports with the help of private investors.

He also shared that the government was working on establishing export-oriented grading and standardisation of indigenous fruits including apple, peach, mango and citrus to meet the international demands as these fruits were widely acclaimed for their quality and taste.

Also speaking on the occasion, Al Tamimi Group of Companies chairman appreciated the measures taken by the government towards achieving economic stability and growth. He said that the stability of economic policies was a major factor in attracting foreign investments and international businesses were now confident to invest in Pakistan due to transparency and facilitation provided to businessmen. International organisations like the World Bank has also rated Pakistan among the world’s top 10 business climate improvers.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 25th, 2019.

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