LAHORE : Pak-US Business Council Founder Chairman Iftikhar Ali Malik
Saturday welcomed US President Donald Trump’s statement for enhancing trade volume with
Pakistan during his meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the World
Economic Forum in Davos.
He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of traders and investors here today.He
said the perception of Pakistan under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan is
improving in the international market as US firms and investors are looking forward for joint
ventures and investment in Pakistan.
He said this is good omen for Pakistan that President Donald Trump was “extremely enthusiastic
about the potential for increasing and expanding our US-Pakistan trade and investment
relationship. He further said Pakistan needs to chalk out comprehensive strategies to take full
advantage of planned visits of 15 US trade delegations expecting to visit Pakistan this current
year to explore possibilities for expanding trade with the country.
Iftikhar Malik said the situation has changed remarkably after Pakistan’s getting 28 slots on the
World Bank’s 2020 Ease of Doing Business ranking and being highlighted as one of the top ten
He further said after effective measures taken by the incumbent government to reinstate law and
order and curbing money laundering, the business environment of Pakistan has gotten far better.
Identifying areas, he said there was potential in agriculture, livestock, and food processing and
seafood sectors for US companies.
He said CPEC has created plenty of opportunities for joint ventures and investment in Pakistan
and it was the right time for US investors to visit Pakistan and grab these opportunities for
developing sustainable business partnerships with Pakistani counterparts.