US companies show interest in Pakistan

Despite negative portrayal, investors remain keen, says counsellor

Our Correspondent October 09, 2015
Despite negative portrayal, investors remain keen, says counsellor. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Despite security issues and other concerns, many US companies are showing keen interest to explore Pakistan for investment and joint ventures, observed Cheryl J Dukelow, Commercial Counsellor for Embassy of the United States of America, during an interaction with the business community at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI).

Dukelow said it was unfortunate that foreign media was not portraying true picture of Pakistan and giving a negative image. However, despite all these things, US companies were curious about Pakistan and were interested to come here, said a press release issued by the ICCI. She said US wanted to enhance trade with Pakistan as Pakistan was a potential market for high quality US products.

The US Commercial Counsellor said that US organised 10 to 15 trade shows every year and shared 2016 Trade Show schedule of US Department of Commerce International Buyer Program with businessmen. Dukelow stressed that Pakistani entrepreneurs should attend these trade shows in US to explore new opportunities of promoting business. She emphasised that Pakistan should address Intellectual Property Rights concerns and ensure strong enforcement of laws that would attract more foreign investment in the country. She assured that US Embassy would help genuine businessmen in visa matters.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 9th, 2015.

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Tariq Bhatty | 6 years ago | Reply I think Russian interest in Pakistan by providing arms and construction of 1100 km of gas pipe line rattling US.
El Chapo | 6 years ago | Reply Can Cheryl J Dukelow explain how US companies can come when their Ex CIA, CIA and their think tank (infested with Indian snakes) continue to propagate anti-Pakistan rhetoric.
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