Govt encouraging foreign direct investment: Qureshi

 

MULTAN, Dec 23 (APP)::Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood
Qureshi on Sunday said the incumbent government was encouraging
foreign direct investment and creating jobs opportunities in the
country.
Talking to the media, he said the government was striving
hard to restore the confidence of foreign investors which would
help stable country’s economy.
He said, with the consent of Prime
Minister Imran Khan, the ambassadors of P5 counties had been
briefed about the policies of the government for attracting
foreign investment to the country.
Qureshi disclosed that he was going to visit four neighbouring countries- Afghanistan, Iran, China
and Russia in next two days
as part of on-going efforts for peace and stability in the region.
He said that it was part of government’s policy to share
country’s point of view with neighbouring countries and to
discuss with their leadership for regional stability and peace.
He said that peace in the region would bring prosperity
in the region.
The FM added that resources should better be spent on
education, health and prosperity instead of battles. He said
that neighbouring counties had a role in the region that’s
why he was going to meet the leadership of these countries.
The FM Qureshi maintained that foreign ministry was going
to organize envoys conference on December 27-28, in which Prime
Minister Imran Khan, Finance Minister Asad Umar and PM’s Advisor
on investment Abdul Razzaq Dawood would present their economic
vision.
To a question, the foreign minister said that local body representatives were joining Pakistan
Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) which would be helpful in strengthening the party further at local
level.
To another question, FM Qureshi said that judiciary was
independent and it would give verdict in the case of former
prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
He said that cases against Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
were initiated during the tenure of previous government.
Qureshi said PTI government was going to establish
a secretariat in South Punjab to remove sense of deprivation
in people of the area.
He said that a separate budget would
be announced for this area. Constitutional amendments were
needed for establishing a separate province, he added.