The Message

Message by Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif

Chief Minister of Punjab

On International Seminar on Business Opportunities

Punjab is quickly emerging as a secure and economically vibrant investment destination for local and foreign investment. Punjab has recently been attracting significant interest from investors. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has further catalyzed this process and put Punjab on the map of preferred investment destinations. The province is well positioned to take benefit from this interest and is committed to translating it into an increased investment flow by providing an enabling and business-friendly environment to the national and international investors.

I consider investors as my masters. Government of the Punjab places a very high importance on facilitating investors and businesses to ensure that maximum facilities are provided to the investors that result into healthy returns both for them as well as for the province through employment generation, leading to overall socio-economic development. In order to translate this priority into concrete action, we have simplified the business process regime in the province and are offering a number of incentives to the investors. We are also working on expanding the skill development base to make sure that that the investors and new businesses have access to qualified labor.

In recent years, my government has made significant investment in infrastructure, improving road access connected to national highway network, flowing from our border next to China in the north all the way to our ports in the south. We are also working on addressing energy shortages and in the next few months, we’ll be adding significant new capacity to the national grid, thereby providing uninterrupted power to the industries. Our industrial estates in Punjab are the best in the country, with developed and secure infrastructure.

International Seminar on Business Opportunities in Punjab offers a whole host of amazing opportunities for safe, secure and gainful investment. It is a testament to our commitment to promoting investment climate in Punjab, whereby we are inviting a number of interested national and international investors to come together and explore how they can benefit from immense opportunities available across different sectors in our province.

I believe that ISBOP will help you better understand what Punjab has to offer in terms of state-of-the-art infrastructure, friendly business environment and a robust economic base. It is my pleasure to warmly welcome you all to this landmark event. In Punjab, we wish to become partners for mutually beneficially outcome and shared prosperity. Come forward and seize the amazing opportunity that Punjab offers.