Govt launching schemes to attract investors: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday said the government is launching various initiatives to attract investors to develop an organized, demand-driven skill development programme through public-private partnership.Talking to Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Minister for Commerce at the PM House, the Prime Minister said the government was keen to boost up export sector in the country and was exploring new markets and more export share in the existing markets.The government, he added, was consulting all its trade partners for the purpose, adding that export driven financial system would ensure economic stability.The Prime Minister observed that Pakistan has a huge and rich human resource which can be exported as skilled and well-trained manpower to Gulf countries to tap labour market.He asked the Minister to contact foreign companies, trade houses abroad and local partners to know their demands and provide skills to the workers accordingly.The Prime Minister stressed upon the need of investor-friendly policies.He asked the Minister to take all stakeholders onboard to formulate the policies to promote the public-private partnership. He also asked the minister to take steps to rationalize the prices of the inputs of various industrial sectors.The Prime Minister said the government in coordination with provincial governments plans to educate the farmers and growers about modern techniques of farming and value addition at their local farms.

Such modern methods will help them enhance the quality of their produce and compete in the international market, he added.Makhdoom Amin Fahim apprised the Prime Minister about various programmes initiated by his ministry to attract potential investors. He also apprised him that a comprehensive program in the services export sector has been devised by the Commerce Ministry and Royal Emirates Group of Companies.  – Brecorder