PM: (Pakistan ideal destination for foreign investors: PM)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says all economic indicators show that Pakistan has become an attractive destination for foreign investors.

He was talking to a Russian delegation led by Co-Chairman of the Russian-Pakistani Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Trade and Scientific Cooperation Victor P. Ivanov here on Thursday.

Nawaz Sharif underlined need for establishing direct flight between Moscow and Islamabad to benefit the traders and investors. He also extended an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin, for inauguration of North South Gas Pipeline, which is the largest investment by Russia in Pakistan.

The Prime Minister said a firm stance has been taken against terrorism and extremism to ensure a peaceful, stable and investors’ friendly environment in the country.

He said terrorists’ hideouts and infrastructure have been dismantled through effective measures. He said Pakistan supports an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned solution for peace in Afghanistan, which is necessary for stability in the region.