Talal Abu Ghazaleh calls on Finance Minister

Islamabad, October 19, 2016 (PPI-OT):Mr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, a global leader and entrepreneur in digital and Information Technology, called on the Federal Minister for Finance Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar here today. Finance Minister welcomed the visiting dignitary and praised him for his outstanding services for the Muslim Ummah. Mr. Abu Ghazaleh has had the distinction of being Senator in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and has rendered meritorious services for the Muslim world in the field of education, business, entrepreneurship, innovation and technology.

Mr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh congratulated the Finance Minister on Pakistan’s economic turnaround in the last three years and said that there were tremendous investment and business opportunities in Pakistan. The Minister apprised him on the steps taken by the government to improve the business climate and said that it was now government’s priority to further improve the Ease of Doing Business indicator. He said Pakistan was receiving international recognition for creating the right atmosphere for international businesses to invest in the country.

Appreciating increased digital outreach in Pakistan, Mr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh said that fast expansion of information technology services to far flung areas of Pakistan and healthy market competition provides considerable opportunities for establishing new businesses in Pakistan.

Finance Minister welcomed the visiting dignitary’s interest in investing in Pakistan and assured that the government would provide full support and assistance to foreign investors. He opined that it was time now to invest substantially in the IT and Telecom sector and move towards a knowledge economy in the country. Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Ms. Anusha Rehman, senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of IT attended the meeting.

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