ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday directed the authorities concerned to facilitate all the Chinese investors, who were setting up industries in Pakistan, on emergency basis by resolving their issues related to road connectivity and the provision of utilities.
“We will support Chinese businesses in Pakistan on the priority basis, and are grateful to them for their keen interest in accelerating their investment in the Special Economic Zones (SEZs),” he said during a meeting with Chinese business delegation led by Chen Yan, CEO Challenge Fashion (Pvt) Ltd.
The prime minister was briefed that the Chinese businessmen were almost ready to start operations in the glass, ceramics and information technology sectors.
PM Imran Khan said that Pakistan and China had been connected not only in the past or present but would remain united through their future generations too.
“We appreciate the valuable relationship of the peoples of the two countries,” he added.
The forum was relayed that OPPO, one of the leading tech manufacturers in the world, is going to establish a local mobile manufacturing unit and a research and development centre in Pakistan.
The meeting was also attended by Energy Minister Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood, SAPM on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill, SAPM on CPEC Affairs Khalid Mansoor and Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong along with senior officers concerned.
A Chinese entrepreneur representing OPPO, said that the company had already made around $150 million investment in Pakistan during the last seven years.
“If anybody comes to me and asks should they invest in Pakistan, I will say yes,” he remarked.