Lahore: Ambassador of Qatar Saqr Bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri has said that Pakistani businessmen should initiate joint ventures (JVs) with Qatar counterparts as abundant investment and business opportunities were available in various sectors including infrastructure, tourism, pharmaceutical and healthcare.
While talking to the LCCI Vice President Syed Mahmood Ghaznavi, Ambassador of Qatar said that Qatar was in dire need of skilled manpower as Pakistan could earn huge foreign exchange through exporting skilled manpower to Qatar. Qatar also needs Pakistan’s help in education, health and engineering sectors. He stressed the need to develop a screening mechanism.
The LCCI Vice President Syed Mahmood Ghaznavi said despite fact Pakistan and Qatar were members of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and have close and cooperative relations but these prolonged ties did not reflect in bilateral economic relations.
Syed Mahmood Ghaznavi said that the Lahore Chamber was ready to play an effective role to promote trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. He said Pakistani construction companies if provided proper information could assist Qatar, as it was a potential market. Likewise Qatar can benefit from cheap and abundant labour available in Pakistan for this purpose. LCCI can play constructive role in bridging the gap of information and interaction between the businessmen of two countries.