BOI to or­gan­ise D-8 Busi­ness forum to­day

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IS­LAM­ABAD

The Board of In­vest­ment (BOI) is or­ga­niz­ing a Busi­ness Forum of top cor­po­rate ex­ec­u­tives from the D-8 coun­tries here at a lo­cal ho­tel on Novem­ber 20 (Tues­day) at 10.30 am. The ob­jec­tive and the tar­get is to pro­vide max­i­mum op­por­tu­nity to the pub­lic sec­tor to un­fold the po­ten­tial of Pak­istan in var­i­ous sec­tors in which we are seek­ing in­vest­ment through Pub­lic Pri­vate Part­ner­ship (PPP) ve­hi­cle and For­eign Di­rect In­vest­ment (FDI), a state­ment of the Board is­sued here said.

This Busi­ness Forum has be­come a reg­u­lar fea­ture on the side­line of D-8 Sum­mit, which pro­vides a plat­form for the pri- vate sec­tor un­der a com­mon um­brella to pro­mote pri­vate sec­tor ac­tiv­i­ties within the Or­ga­ni­za­tion. The D-8 con­sist of eight de­vel­op­ing coun­tries in South-East Asia re­gion: In­done­sia and Malaysia; in cen­tral of Asia re­gions: Bangladesh, Pak­istan and Iran; in South Eastern Europe: Tur­key; in Mid­dle-East

re­gion: Egypt and West Africa re­gion; Nige­ria re­gion. "This made it the most di­ver­si­fied group­ing of de­vel­op­ing coun­tries", it added. This forum, the BOI said would pro­vide op­por­tu­nity to the pri­vate sec­tor of Pak­istan and D-8 coun­tries to project their po­ten­tial and en­ter into busi­ness ne­go­ti­a­tions, which will help boost­ing eco­nomic re­la­tions among the D-8 coun­tries. Lead­ing com­pa­nies are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Busi­ness Forum. This Forum brings rep­re­sen­ta­tives of pri­vate sec­tor to the ne­go­ti­a­tion tables to un­leash their po­ten­tial and ex­ploit their com­par­a­tive ad­van­tage with com­ple­men­tar­i­ties.

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