Muqeem Ahmed, UK,
Pakistan High Commission in London hosts a virtual open forum on trade and investment opportunities between Pakistan and the UK. The open forum was attended by a large number of officials from British and Pakistani chambers of commerce and businessmen’s. On this occasion, the participants expressed keen interest in investing in Pakistan
Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the UK Moazzam Ahmad Khan said that the UK is Pakistan’s largest trading and investment partner and despite Covid 19 and nationwide lockdowns, Pakistan’s exports to the UK and remittances from UK have recorded the highest growth so far.
The High Commissioner requested Pakistanis residing in the UK to open Roshan Digital Account to send remittances to Pakistan and avail the facilities of investing in New Pakistan Certificate under RDA.
British Pakistani and foreign investors that the Pakistani government’s one-window policy for business and investment has been very successful and you can take advantage of it High Commissioner added.
The open forum participants stressed the need for institutional reforms while addressing trade dispute resolution mechanisms, land prices in special economic zones and other issues related to investment. Responding to questions from the participants, High Commissioner Moazzam Ahmad Khan said that he would take up the matter with the concerned authorities of Pakistan and hoped that the concerns would be relieved.