—This is the first visit of a World Economic Forum president to Pakistan in almost 20 years
Børge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum, would arrive in Islamabad tomorrow (Thursday) to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The WEF president, during his one-day visit, would also meet Adviser to PM on Petroleum Nadeem Babar, Commerce Adviser Abdul Razzak Dawood, Climate Change Adviser Malik Amin Aslam, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood and Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood.
This is the first visit of a World Economic Forum president to Pakistan in almost 20 years.
Pathfinder Group Chairman Ikram Sehgal, a founder member of the WEF, together with Martin Dow Group Chairman Ali Akhai, would host a lunch at a local hotel in the honour of Brende.
For the last 17 years, Pathfinder and Martin Dow have been organising “Pakistan Breakfast” at the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum in Davos, during which the chief guest from Pakistan is available for a ‘Question and Answer’ session with international leaders and media personalities.
The forthcoming visit of the WEF president to Islamabad is an expression of the interest that this global organisation is taking in Pakistan and its readiness to take more initiatives to support the country through a difficult transition period.