Pakistan’s High Commissioner to United Kingdom hosts dinner in honour of Minister of State for Privatization and business delegation

London, February 20, 2015 (PPI-OT): H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, High Commissioner for Pakistan to the UK, on 19 February 2015, hosted a Dinner Reception in honour of Mr Muhammad Zubair, Minister of State for Privatization who is leading a delegation of Karachi Stock Exchange and a business delegation comprising 14 leading companies of Pakistan.

In his remarks on the occasion, the High Commissioner welcomed the Minister, KSE office bearers and the business delegation. He appreciated their efforts to promote investment in the capital market of Pakistan. The High Commissioner said that London was the hub of financial services and international trading and such visits could create critical awareness about investment potential of Pakistan in the UK. He said Pakistan High Commission would be happy to liaise with KSE and private sector in future to promote economic and trade interests of Pakistan.

Minister Muhammad Zubair thanked the High Commissioner for his hospitality and affording the delegates an excellent business networking opportunity. Giving an overview of the economy, the Minister said that macro-economic indicators of Pakistan economy were on positive trajectory due to the economic reforms agenda of the government.

He stated that the government was committed to providing enabling environment to the business community and was determined to eliminating terrorism and extremism from the country. The Minister invited overseas Pakistanis to make the most of lucrative investment opportunities offered by Pakistan.

In addition to the Minister, the dinner was attended by Zamir Choudhry, Arif Hahbib, Abid Habib, Yasin Lakhani, Munir Kamal Chairman KSE, Nadeem Naqvi MD of KSE and others. Representatives of the FCO and the Lord Mayor of the City of London were also in attendance.

The Minister and the business delegation are on an official visit to the UK where they have successfully held Investment Conferences in Manchester, Birmingham and London. The objective is to reach out to the Pakistani diaspora and to create awareness about the investment potential in Pakistan’s capital markets and other opportunities available in Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Head of Chancery
High Commission for Pakistan in United Kingdom
34 – 36 Lowndes Square
Mr. Shahid Nawaz
Tel: 020 7664 9271
Mr. Shahab-ud-Din
Fax: 020 7664 9255

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