According to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan is giving international investors amenities and the convenience of doing business.
The prime minister is in Dushanbe for a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The premier said he wanted to talk to a joint gathering of businesspeople from Pakistan and Tajikistan while speaking at an event attended by businessmen from both nations.
“In Dushanbe, I believe we have representatives from 67 Pakistani firms. They come from a variety of industries, including textiles, pharmaceuticals, and logistics “He continued.
The prime minister bemoaned the exorbitant cost of power in Pakistan. “We aim to finish the KASA 1,000 energy project as quickly as possible,” he added. “There are several prospects in Tajikistan linked to renewable energy initiatives.”
He invited Tajik businessmen to invest in Pakistan, noting that the Pakistani government was also providing possibilities and reducing barriers for its own business sector.
“We will offer all assistance feasible to investors in Pakistan,” stated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
PM Imran Khan talked briefly about Afghanistan, stating that peace in the country was critical for the region’s prosperity.
The prime minister arrived in Tajikistan on Thursday on a two-day official visit to Dushanbe to attend the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council of Heads of State (SCO-CHS).
Tajik Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda met with Prime Minister Imran Khan at the airport.
The prime minister will conduct bilateral talks with other leaders on the margins of the SCO Summit, accompanied by a high-level ministerial team.
The SCO summit will be the first gathering of chiefs of state since the Taliban took over Kabul, and all eyes will be on the Afghan envoy. Afghanistan currently holds observer status and is working to get full membership in the organization.
The prime minister will have the bilateral phase of the visit after attending the SCO-CHS.
His meetings with Tajikistan’s president would cover the whole range of bilateral relations, with a specific emphasis on expanding trade, economic, and investment connections, with a particular emphasis on regional connectivity.
The two countries have already indicated a strong desire to create a formal strategic relationship.
“Pakistan and Tajikistan have close brotherly connections based on shared faith, history, and culture. The two nations have common perspectives and a desire to support regional economic development, peace, security, and stability “, the Foreign Office had previously stated.
“The prime minister has been invited by President Emomali Rahmon, and this will be his third visit to Central Asia, underpinning Pakistan’s increased involvement with the area,” the Foreign Office said in a statement announcing the visit.