Govt determined to boost foreign investment, enhance growth rate: Dar

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Govt determined to boost foreign investment, enhance growth rate: Dar

ISLAMABAD, Aug 17 (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar Wednesday said that the government was determined to increase foreign investment in the country and achieve even higher growth rates during the next two years.

He was talking to a delegation of Citigroup, led by CEO Middle East and Africa, Atiq ur Rehman, which called on the minister here.

Dar asked the Citigroup team to analyze various options to attract investment in the country and thanked the group for its support to Pakistan in overcoming financial difficulties.

Earlier, Atiq ur Rehman congratulated the Finance Minister on successfully completing the IMF program and leading the country towards an economic turnaround and growth.

He said that Pakistan’s economy is performing much better than many Middle Eastern and African countries.

He also said that Pakistan has become an important country in the emerging markets and the world is developing an appetite for investment opportunities available in Pakistan.

Pakistan has shown outstanding performance in all the significant development and economic indicators in the recent years, he added.

The delegation also discussed with the Finance Minister possible options for increasing foreign investment in the country as the improved security situation and the better rating by the international institutions has made Pakistan a favorable investment destination.

Among others, the meeting was participated by senior officials of Ministry of Finance.