Finance Minister invites foreign investment in KP

Peshawar: KP Finance Minister Muzaffar Said Advocate has reaffirmed commitment of his provincial government to ensuring peace, tranquility, improving law and order situation and creating congenial atmosphere for boosting socio economic activities in the province adding that KP govt was endeavoring for this purpose from the very first day of coming at the helm of affairs.

He said the fact of the environment of peace and development in KP by dint of our candid steps has been well acknowledged at national and international fora that is termed exemplary than rest of the country.

He maintained that there are abundant potentials and resources in KP especially in communication, tourism, hydle power generation, minerals and manpower sectors and hence invited the entire world community to invest here with confidence to exploit it for larger human welfare accordingly.

He was talking to different delegations including officials of Telenor mobile company, educationists, IT graduates and local intercom dealers at his office Civil Sectt Peshawar that apprised him of its respective problems and discussed other matters of mutual interest.

The minister while assuring proper heed to sorting out their grievances termed the huge investment and marvelous development in mobile, tele-communication and media sectors a good omen adding that it was not only fast removing distances and bridging gulf between nations, cultures and civilizations but greatly helping peoples to promote awareness, mutual cohesion, increasing skills and capabilities of youth and enhance job prospects not only in KP but in the entire region.

He said KP govt was promoting information technology on war footings to improve service delivery system. He hoped that our IT equipped youth will accept the challenge of introducing our high Islamic values, cultures, traditions and messages world over through internet and social media.

“We have to promote our rich culture with pride instead of getting impressed of others in prevailing era of cultural onslaughts”, he added.

He also asked the telecom companies to prefer local youth in jobs and harness their talents. Similarly he said the national and multinational telecom and IT companies are also duty bound to respect our religious and cultural values.

The Finance Minister while welcoming fresh investment in the extension of Telenor’s services in KP, expressed the confidence that mobile companies would expand its range of 3G and 4G coverage to nook and corner of the province that would ultimately enhance local progress, investment profits and employment opportunities to the maximum extent.

He said hospitality and business friendly attitude of our people was acknowledged world over and hence they would also welcome investment in all other sectors elsewhere in the province.

The company Vice President Aslam Hayat and Manager Coordination appreciated scenic beauty and investment climate of KP and reiterated their pledge of coverage expansion of the mobile services to all cities and towns of the province and adjoining tribal belt with increased value additions.