Punjab Governor urges expats to invest into Pakistan

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DUBAI: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar while on a visit to Dubai on Saturday, urged the overseas Pakistani’s to provide full support in bringing foreign investment into Pakistan to strengthen the country’s economy, reported The Gulf Today.

He was addressing a gathering of the supporters of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in a local hotel in the city. “There are reservations on the lengthy process and bureaucratic hurdles to investment. I’m here to commit my full support to provide a one-window solution to any overseas Pakistani who wishes to invest in the country. We have a huge potential in Pakistan and this is the right time to tap it and those who are creating hurdles through corruption will be held accountable without any discrimination,” he said.

He informed that the government of Punjab has brought all Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) on one platform to work systematically to resolve lingering issues in health and education and at the same time strengthen the government to play its role.

“Through the support of charitable organisation, we are going to provide clean potable water to over 5 million people while water filters have been installed in prisons across Punjab. With the help of an NGO, we are setting up vocational training centres in prisons for women inmates,” he said.

Responding a question, Sarwar said that the government has firm belief in empowering local bodies and the work on the Local Government Act is in progress and it will soon be introduced after which local bodies will be set up in villages to resolve issues without any bureaucratic hurdles.

Answering a question pertaining to the the recent anti-encroachment operations being carried out in major cities to clear prime lands from the land mafia, he said that the operation has cleared thousands of acres of land and contrary to popular belief the operation is not aimed at poor people.

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