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Balochistan gateway to Asia, businessmen need to invest in province: Governor

Governor Balochistan Malik Abdul Wali Khan Kakar has said that Balochistan is gateway to Asia from where trade can be done with many countries and invited the business community to invest in the province.

He was speaking as Chief Guest of a business role model award ceremony organized by the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) to confer awards on the business leaders of the markets in recognition of their valuable services to the traders.

Malik Abdul Wali Khan Kakar said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has increased the importance of Balochistan and invited the business community to do business and invest in province because there is great potential for them in Balochistan.

He said that Balochistan is a poor province and the business community can play an important role in its development by doing business and investing in the province.

The Governor said that the resources of Balochistan are ready to be shared with everyone. He stressed that everyone should play a role to steer the country out of the current crisis.

He lauded ICCI for organizing the business role model award as it will encourage the business community. At the end of the event, he distributed awards to the business leaders of the markets.

President ICCI Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari said that Pakistan is currently passing through a critical period in history and only the business community can get the country out of the current economic crisis, but the government’s support in this regard is very important.

He said that the business community plays a key role in the development of the economy by doing business and investment and their only demand is to give them their rights.

He assured that the business community will provide all possible support to achieve the objectives of the Special Investment Facilitation Council so that domestic and foreign investment in Pakistan can be better promoted. He invited all the political parties to ICCI TO present their economic manifesto.

He appealed to the Prime Minister and the Army Chief to establish peace in Balochistan so that the province could move towards development and prosperity.

He said that Gwadar can change the destiny of Pakistan but development work in it is slow and needs to be accelerated.

Khalid Iqbal Malik, Group Leader ICCI, said that the current conditions are not favorable for business, due to which the business community is also suffering.

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