ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan, during a meeting on Wednesday, decided to constitute an ‘Economic Outreach Apex Committee’, to be headed by his special assistant Dr Moeed Yousaf as the focal person, to further promote economic diplomacy.
In a press release, PM Office’s media wing said the meeting also decided to constitute an ‘Economic Outreach Coordination Group’ for coordination among various relevant federal ministries, provincial departments and others and for timely achievement of targets set by the federal government.
The meeting was attended by Industries Minister Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Shibli Faraz, National Food Security Minister Syed Fakhar Imam, Science and Technology Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, PM advisers Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Abdul Razak Dawood, special assistants to PM Dr Moeed Yousaf, Dr Faisal Sultan, Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, Board of Investment chairman, foreign secretary and other senior officials.
During the meeting, a roadmap detailing local potential with respect to the promotion of economic diplomacy, it’s existing challenges and the steps to overcome those challenges was also submitted before the prime minister.
The prime minister stressed on promoting economic diplomacy, labelling it as the need of the hour as it could enable Pakistan to not only further strengthen the bilateral ties with different foreign countries but also fully explore the untapped potential within the field of economics that lies within.
He directed that Pakistani embassies and missions abroad should fully focus on the promotion of this initiative.
The prime minister also directed the board of investment chairman to ensure all possible facilities to foreign investors who were keen to invest in different sectors of the country.