Govt prioritising promotion of foreign investment: PM

Shehbaz for Pak-Turk cooperation to address post-pandemic issues, vaccine development

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said promoting foreign investment in Pakistan was one of the top priorities of his government. PM Shehbaz, who was on a three-day visit to Turkey, stated this in a meeting with a delegation of a Turkish company Sutas Group headed by its Board President Muharrem Yilmaz.

The prime minister said the government was removing the hurdles faced by investors during the last four years. He said the government was ensuring employment opportunities and setting up industries in the country. The delegation of Sutas Group expressed deep interest in investing in the dairy sector in Pakistan. The prime minister issued directives to the concerned Pakistani authorities to extend cooperation to the Sutas Group.

Earlier, Shehbaz emphasised that Pakistan and Turkey should continue to address health and economic challenges, arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and step up cooperation in vaccine development.

The prime minister said this in a meeting with Turkish Health Minister Dr. Fahrettin Koca, who called on him during his three-day official visit, here.

During the meeting, the prime minister stressed the importance of enhancing bilateral cooperation in the health sector. He appreciated President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for transforming the health system in Turkey in the last two decades.

He recalled several joint initiatives undertaken by the Turkish government in Pakistan in the health sector, especially in health services, pharmaceuticals, digital health and training and capacity building of medical professionals.