PM offers high returns to Indians on investment in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said he would be happy to have Indians invest in Pakistan and offered them high returns on their investment.

“We have an acute shortage of energy. If Indians come, they will find Pakistani markets very attractive, with returns as high as 30 percent,” the Prime Minister said in an interview with Hindustan Times during his visit to New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.

The online edition of India’s leading newspaper mentioned that Indian companies such as the Adani Group had proposed producing electricity to be sold to Pakistan, but such proposals had not taken off.

The news report said “Sharif once again reminded Indian businesses of such opportunities”.

Prime Minister Sharif said, “I am regarded as a friend of businessmen and we are regarded as a business-friendly government. Modi too is perceived as a business-friendly person. He has a model of development.”

The newspaper said Prime Minister Sharif looked set to drive an agenda of “trade and economics” at his bilateral meeting with Modi on Tuesday.