Investment-friendly environment vital
Investment is the only tool to make the country healthy economically and for this purpose every government has to do all efforts to create business-friendly environment to lure the investors. In the case of Pakistan, there is dire need of making and creating the atmosphere conducive for attracting the investment from local investors as well as foreign businessmen. Government of Pakistan should focus all investment-needed sectors to lure the investors. Energy, agriculture and textiles are among the major sectors in which need big investment. Swedish Minister for Trade Ms. Ewa Bjorling in a meeting with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI said that a good number of Swedish companies were already working in Pakistan and more companies were interested to start business ventures. She said that she had meetings with Prime Minister of Pakistan and other government officials and discussed the possibilities of more cooperation between the countries. Tetra Pack has presence in Pakistan for the last several years, and it has set up a new plant in Pakistan, she added. As she was highlighting the trade importance said that Swedish Trade Council is responsible for trade between both the countries and hoped for great business prospects in the fields of common interest. Fredrik Fexe, Vice President of Export Radet, a Swedish Trade Council said that Pakistan is large consumer market. He identified telecom, energy, environmental technology, water purification, waste management, automobiles, healthcare, supply of construction equipment for having trading, investments and joint ventures with the Pakistani companies. Charlotte Kalin, Vice President of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Industry informed that three Swedish delegations visited Pakistan last year and current delegation was quite optimistic of good business prospects here. At this stage when foreign companies are willing to invest in country the government should encourage them and prove maximum facilities so they feel easy to invest and stay in Pakistan to make investment in large scale.