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Delegates of the Sojourn Pakistan currently on a visit of the NWFP

October 22, 2003-The Daily Dawn News Paper

Delegates of the Sojourn Pakistan currently on a visit of the NWFP, on Wednesday observed that climate for investment in Pakistan was friendly and conducive.

The delegates comprising expatriates and overseas Pakistanis were drove through the historic Khyber Pass and briefed about the historical and strategic importance of the pass at Michni Checkpoint by Commandant of Khyber Rifles Colonel Shahid Riaz.

They were also informed about the demographic features of major tribes, road network, communication and organizational and administrative setup of the Frontier Corps and its role in the maintenance of public order during war and peace.

Minister of State and Chairman of National Commission for Human Development Dr Nasim Ashraf and President of Pakistan Human Development Fund Farrukh Captain accompanied the delegates during the visit.

Recording their comments about the visit, Muzammil Malik, a Real Estate Agent in Michigan, USA, said that the economic reforms initiated during the past few years had paved the way for foreign investment in Pakistan.

He said he was highly impressed by the thought-provoking statement of NWFP Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani which he made during a meeting with the delegates last night.

He said the NWFP chief minister offered every kind of assistance and co-operation for attracting investment in the province. Responding to a question, he said of the over 15 million overseas Pakistanis, 62 per cent wanted to invest in their homeland provided they were given due protection of their investment.  



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