Pakistan becomes attractive for investments after CPEC: president

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan has become attractive for investments in multiple sectors after the launch of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), according to an official statement on Tuesday night.

Addressing a gathering of business persons in capital Islamabad on Tuesday evening, the president said Gwadar Port is emerging as a gateway for countries of the region, providing ample opportunities to increase connectivity to raise the standards of living of the people.

Pakistan is forging ahead on the path of development and prosperity as all the economic indicators are showing an impressive improvement due to the effective policies of the government, especially the speedy implementation of the CPEC, said the president.

"Pakistan has become a most attractive destination for local and foreign investments and the vast improvement in law and order has enhanced the business activities and confidence of the investors," he added.

Hussain urged all countries in the region and beyond to join the CPEC to further expand their economic and trade ties with Pakistan and other countries.

The CPEC is a long-term and systematic project that has accomplished tremendous speedy achievements by completing several projects in the energy sector, transportation infrastructure development and Gwadar port in Pakistan.

Following the constant speedy successes in the three sectors, Pakistan is also working on CPEC's fourth component, Special Economic Zones, which will offer local and foreign investors dedicated areas for multiple industries in different parts of the country.

The president said the government had meticulously formulated flexible economic policies for creating a business friendly environment in the country, which had made the process of making investment in Pakistan easy due to the investor-friendly regime.

Hussain invited foreign investors to invest in Pakistan on the basis of 100 percent ownership and also repatriate profit without any unnecessary impediment.

Urging the investors, traders and industrialists to avail the opportunities, the president said the exporters have also been provided special incentive for loans on minimum interest rates and import of machinery and raw material.

Editor: 曹家宁
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