Lahore: A representative delegation of foreign investors and traders led by Prime Minister’s Special Ambassador on Foreign Investment, Javed Malik called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here today and expressed interest in investment in different sectors including energy and mining. Provincial Ministers Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Sher Ali Khan, Additional Chief Secretary Energy, concerned secretaries and DG LDA were also present on the occasion.
Talking to the delegation, Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that government is providing special facilities to foreign investors on priority basis. He said that Punjab government is working on a mega project of generation of electricity from coal and six sites have been identified for setting up coal-based power generation projects in Punjab. Shahbaz Sharif said that Punjab government is establishing two projects of generation of energy from coal with its own resources in Sahiwal. He said that there are vast reserves of coal and iron ore in the province and foreign investment in energy and mining sectors will be welcomed. He said that a conducive atmosphere for investors has been created in the province and all facilities regarding investment are being provided under one roof.
Prime Minister’s Special Ambassador on Foreign Investment, Javed Malik said that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is taking practical measures for the betterment of people of the province. He said that foreign investors are willing to invest in Pakistan. Those who met the Chief Minister included Chairman Colt Investment Resources Richard Quessnal, Director Cal Valley Petroleum Nicolas Perrault, Saeed Al Dhaheri of Royal Partners, Yazit Yusuff of RHB Islamic Bank and Managing Director Banco Espirito Pedro Costa.