German Ambassador calls on Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD, June 11 (APP): German Ambassador Ms Ina Lepel
called on Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here and discussed the investment opportunities in Pakistan.

The envoy informed the Minister about leading German
companies’ plan to invest in telecom and energy sectors in Pakistan.
She added that she looked forward to the Government
particularly the Finance Minister’s support, for facilitating these companies.

Ishaq Dar welcomed the investment programme of the German
companies and said that Government fully encourages foreign investment which is the key component of the growth policy it was now pursuing with full vigour.

He said the government had announced a business friendly
budget which offered incentives for industry.

The German companies should make full use of the liberal
investment regime that Pakistan offers, the Minister said.

Ms Ina Lepel thanked the Minister for the encouragement
and support offered for investment by German companies.
Senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and Federal
Bureau of Revenue also attended the meeting.