Pakistan envoy to UN makes pitch to US investors

New York, Aug 29 (IANS) Pakistan’s ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi has invited the American business community to the country, which she said offers “the most investor-friendly policies in the (South Asia) region”, media reported on Saturday.

Speaking before New York’s Nasdaq bell ringing ceremony on Friday to mark Pakistan’s 69th Independence Day, Lodhi said, “Pakistan’s strategic location gives it a pivotal role in promoting regional connectivity,” Dawn reported.

On the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), she informed the business leaders that “plans are under way to make Pakistan a regional economic hub, providing trade, energy and communication corridors linking Central Asia to South and Southwest Asia and beyond”.

“Pakistan today has a functioning democracy, an independent judiciary and a free and lively media,” she mentioned.

The ambassador observed that the country’s economy has “staged an impressive recovery while our security situation is improving by the day”.

“Pakistanis are not only making a mark in their countries of adoption but sending back remittances which are at a record level today,” she added.

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