The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has shown interest to explore the investment opportunities in Pakistan in the sectors of tourism, energy, housing and airport management, as per the reports of local media.
A meeting was held between the PM Imran Khan and a delegation of QIA, which was led by Sheikh Faisal Thani Al-Thani—the QIA’s Regional Investment Fund Head in the federal capital on Monday.
The delegation comprised of the heads of various firms in the sectors of real estate, housing, energy and tourism.
The PM welcomes the interest of the Qatar Investment Authority in making the investments in the economy of Pakistan and underlined the many business opportunities in the divisions of housing, tourism and others.
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In the meantime, while conversing with the delegation from Qatar in a separate meeting, Khusro Bakhtiyar—the Planning Minister said that energy, tourism and infrastructure divisions of Pakistan provides great investment potential and Qatar could take advantage from it by making investments in these areas.
The minister further said that the government is bent on ensuring an investor-friendly environment for both the local and international investors. He added that the government is also focused on the development of the tourism sector and new tourist spots are being explored and developed.
The planning minister said that Qatar could invest in the industrial zone Gwadar and added that Gwadar would come out as a leading port that would be enhancing the regional trade.
Abdul Razak Dawood—the PM’s Advisor after the meeting with the Qatari delegation told media that Qatar sees Pakistan as a significant destination for its food security and that they have shown willingness for it. He further informed that an action plan would be prepared after the areas of investment are recognized by the Middle Eastern nation.