Swiss investors urged to explore opportunities in Pakistan

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President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the Swiss companies to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan, a statement issued on Tuesday read.

Talking to Council of States of Swiss Confederation President Jean Rene Fournier at the President House, Dr Alvi noted that there was a huge tourism infrastructure potential in the country.

The president highlighted that there was also investment opportunities in research and innovation, which could increase productivity and profitability in crops, dairy, forestry, irrigation and water management and biotechnology sectors of Pakistan.

He underscored that the business-friendly policies of the government were bearing fruit as Pakistan had gained 28 places in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index this year.

President Alvi said that growth in all industries had placed great demands on all facets of Pakistan’s air, sea, rail and road and physical infrastructure. “There is also a huge tourism infrastructure potential in Pakistan and Swiss firms could explore these investment opportunities for their own benefit.”

He emphasized that the energy demand in Pakistan has created highly profitable opportunities for the Swiss companies to invest in the renewable, hydel and clean technology power generation projects.

Dr Alvi said that shared belief in fundamental principles of democracy, human rights, justice and rule of law were the defining elements of the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Switzerland.

He emphasized that Pakistan valued its long-term partnership with Switzerland in economic, trade and commercial fields.

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