Govt expecting huge investments from Turkey

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif during his visit to Turkey has invited large scale investments from Turkish investors.

While speaking at the Pakistan Turkey Business Council under the DEIK – Foreign Economic Relations Board, the PM said Pakistan’s energy sector with its vast potential in hydel, thermal, coal, wind, and solar areas could prove ideal for Turkish investors. He also appreciated the expertise of the Turks in building and managing dams for water conservation and said that Pakistan could benefit from them as well.
PM Sharif said a number of leading Turkish investors had already made investments in Pakistan, and assured full cooperation by his government to pursue their projects. PM highlighted his focus on energy, housing, textiles, infrastructure development, agro-based industry, and oil and gas sectors.

Turkish firms relating to the agro-industrial sector and dairy farming were also invited to invest in the country. The working in the oil and gas sector were especially asked to invest in the exploration and refining sector of Pakistan to benefit from the vast potential the country has to offer.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Minister for Commerce and Investment Syed Naveed Qamar, and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb were also present on the occasion.