British business leaders show interest in doing business in Pakistan

LONDON: British business leaders while evincing confidence in the economic policies of the government have shown keen interest in expanding their investments in Pakistan.

At a business luncheon hosted by the CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Peter Sands here Thursday night, the British investors said they were looking forward to investing in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who is on an official visit to UK urged the British business leaders and international investors to avail the opportunities in Pakistan, a statement from the Pakistan High Commission said.

The British government was represented by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi. The discussion mainly focused on Pakistan’s economic revival and investment friendly environment.

Prominent attendees included CEOs and representatives of the British American Tobacco, Partners Group, GDF SUEZ , Bestway Group, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever, Premier Oil and Shell Pakistan Ltd. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Adviser Sartaj Aziz, Chief Minister Balochistan Dr Abdul Malik, Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and Acting High Commissioner Mohammad Imran Mirza attended the event.