‘Malaysia wants to be part of CPEC’

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Malaysian High Com­mis­sioner to Pak­istan Datuk Dr. Has­rul Sani Mu­jtaba said on Mon­day that China-Pak Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor (CPEC) pro­ject would open up tremen­dous op­por­tu­ni­ties and Malaysia wanted to be a part of this new era of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment in Pak­istan.

In a meet­ing with Chair­man of Pun­jab Board of In­vest­ment and Trade (PBIT) here, he said that apart from China and Turkey, Pak­istan should also fo­cus on the po­ten­tial of the ASEAN ( As­so­ci­a­tion of South East Asian Na­tions). Dr. Has­rul Sani Mu­jtaba urged the PBIT to en­cour­age Pak­istani busi­ness com­mu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in the up­com­ing con­fer­ence in Pangkor Is­land in Septem­ber, and in the Malaysian In­ter­na­tional Halal Expo 2016 which was ex­pected to bring to­gether busi­nesses from across the globe.

The Malaysian High Com­mis­sioner said that he would hold meet­ing with Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter to dis­cuss the ex­ist­ing bi­lat­eral huge trade po­ten­tial that needed to be trans­lated into re­al­ity. He added that me­dia could play a piv­otal role in chang­ing the per­cep­tion and bring­ing closer the busi­ness com­mu­nity of both coun­tries. He in­formed the PBIT Chair­man that a Malaysian air­line was also go­ing to start its op­er­a­tions in Pak­istan from March this year.

While, PBIT Chair­man Ab­dul Ba­sit said that CPEC was a $46bil­lion pro­ject which would not only ben­e­fit Pak­istan and China but also un­leash count­less op­por­tu­ni­ties for coun­tries around the globe.

He was of the view that trade events and del­e­ga­tion ex­changes were the best ways to en­hance the eco­nomic ties and es­tab­lish peo­ple-to-peo­ple con­tact.

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