While addressing a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit Prime Minister Imran Khan said that ‘Pakistan is an attractive investment destination’. Pakistan has a large market gifted with rich resources.
PM Imran addressed the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of SCO and stated, “Our other endowments include a vast pool of skilled human resource, a large agrarian base, tremendous tourism potential, diverse mineral wealth, and a developed IT infrastructure.”
Imran Khan said that Pakistan establishes partnerships on the basis of mutual respect, sovereign equality, and equal benefit.
Imran believes that “the flagship project of President Xi’s far-sighted Belt and Road Initiative” is fast reaching fruition.
He said, “Gwadar Port, at its southern end, marks the only point of convergence of the maritime Belt and the Overland Road. In time, CPEC is destined to catalyze the creation of an integrated pan-Asian sphere of shared prosperity,” he added.
Adding, “Epicentres of economic power and growth momentum are shifting eastwards. Regional integration is speeding up. Disruptive technologies are maturing.”
PM said that there are many threats from terrorism, climate change, narcotics, bacterial resistance, etc. He said that there are barriers and resistance to open trade and innovation and intolerance is growing.
However, he stated, “We are among the few countries to have successfully turned the tide against terrorism. Pakistan remains ready to share its experience and expertise in counter-terrorism. We will also remain actively engaged in SCO’s counter-terrorism initiatives.”