UK Ministers promote Pakistan as good place for British businesses to invest

KARACHI: Visiting UK Minister of State for Trade & Investment Lord Green and UK Cabinet Minister Baroness Warsi Thursday promoted Pakistan as good place for British businesses to invest while visiting new shopping centre in Karachi where British retail company Debenhams will open in April next its first shop in the country.

It will be Pakistan’s first international department store and join other British brands in Pakistan like Next, Mother care, Early Learning Centre, Accesorize & Monsoon to bring popular goods to a growing market. Lord Green said: “UK Government is fully committed to building on bilateral trade relationship between our two countries. Encouraging more British companies, including those in retail sector, to consider Pakistan as investment destination will be key to achieve this.”

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi said: “I am proud it is a British company that is opening up first international department store in Pakistan. UK retail companies are up there with best in the world. I hope many more will look to invest in and create jobs in Pakistan.”

British Deputy High Commissioner and Director UK Trade & Investment Francis Campbell added: “Pakistan has potential to be primary target for all British brands who want to benefit from this relatively untapped market.”

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