World sees Pakistan as emerging economy: Dr. Ishrat

Governor Sindh Honorable Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad said Pakistan has been changed into a different and a progressing country having a lot of potential for foreign and local investors and businessman to start and expand their business on the land of world’s new emerging economy.


He was speaking as a chief guest at “13th CEO Summit Asia 2016, the Best Leadership Award” & “Book Launch 100 Performing CEOs, Leaders & Companies of Pakistan 2016 organized by CEO Club Pakistan & Manager held in Karachi recently.


In which, CEO Club Pakistan paid tribute to the CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, Policy Makers, Economic Managers, and Difference Makers in appreciation and recognition of their tireless efforts, commitment and contribution to the economy of Pakistan in testing times with the theme “Believe In Pakistan”.


Ijaz Nisar – Founder & President, CEO Club Pakistan;  Sajjad Saleem Hotiana – Former Chief Secretary Sindh l Senior Member, Federal Land Commission Islamabad; Aamir Niazi – CEO, Descon Oxychem Ltd; Atif Bajwa –President & CEO, Bank Alfalah; S.M Muneer– Chairman, Din Group of Industries l Chief Executive, TDAP; Khalid Nawaz Awan – Chairman, TCS; Ikram ul-Majeed Sehgal – Chairman, Pathfinder Group; Sirajuddin Aziz – CEO, Habib Metropolitan Bank; Salim Ghauri – Chairman & CEO – NetSol Technologies PK; Maheen Rahman – CEO, Alfalah GHP Investment Management Ltd.; Ghazanfar Ali –  Country General Manager, IBM Pakistan; Kamal Amjad Mian – Director, Fast Cables Limited; Fatima Asad-Said – Regional Director Human Capital Excellence, Abacus Consulting; Syed Wamiq Bokhari – MD & CEO, Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL); Mir Muhammad Nasir – CEO, Inbox; Mohammad Zubair – Minister of State for Privatization – Government of Pakistan; Shafqaat Ahmed – CEO, Al Baraka Bank (Pakistan) Limited; Senator Haseeb Khan – Chairman, Brooks Pharma; Hussain Agha –Executive Director, Agha Steel Industries; Adnan Rizvi – Partner, KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co; Muhammad Farid Alam – CEO, AKD Securities  and others also address on the occasion.


Governor Sindh said the corporate sector and masses should alter their approach towards Pakistan as positive in tandem with visible development and peaceful scenario across the country which was made possible with efforts of democratic government.


He added the world is witnessing Pakistan as important player in the region with the Chinese mega investment plans which will integrate country closer to Central Asian countries with a strategic role.


S.M Muneer– Chairman, Din Group of Industries l Chief Executive, TDAP said that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor will bring development and prosperity in the country.  The trade corridor will not only limited to a country or a sector but it will expand its scope to mainstream industries and allied businesses that will be given boost by new road of progress. He said the government is taking solid initiatives to build Pakistan in collaboration with local and foreign investors who believe Pakistan as lucrative and high-returned market for them.


Mohammad Zubair – Minister of State for Privatization – Government of Pakistan, while speaking to the participants of Summit said “Pakistan’s economy was facing uncertain situation in 2013. Government worked day and night in its first three years to revive country’s economy and our hard work has put the economy on the path of prosperity. Pakistan Stock exchange is now the best stock exchange of region and its rise is a prove of governments successful economic policies.”


Sajjad Saleem Hotiana – Former Chief Secretary Sindh l Senior Member, Federal Land Commission Islamabad said that CPEC is a revolutionary project under which new power plants will be set up and new employment opportunities will be created. Heavy investment will change the fortunes of Gwadar and Balochistan. Thar will also reap benefits of various projects. New Power plants will be established in Sindh which will solve electricity problems of province.


Ijaz Nisar – Founder & President, CEO Club Pakistan said, “We always quote success stories of western CEOs but do not highlight achievements of local entrepreneurs like Sohail Wajahat Siddiqui, Kamran Rizvi, Asad Umar, Muhammad Zubair Motiwala and Dr. Ishrat. We have our own local Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Laxmi Mittal who can turn the fate and face of the country if they are provided conducive and friendly environment for doing business.”


He said the summit was an ideal opportunity for building relationships with peers and colleagues who can share information, insights and inspiration that can be of vital help for your organization. The summit also provided multiple opportunities to gather with other summit attendees in order to extend once reach and influence into the community of his/her fellow senior CEO leaders. The purpose of this mega corporate event is to bring the soft corporate image of Pakistan at global level and book culture. As many as 600 top Chairmen, CEOs, Presidents, MDs, Country Managers, Entrepreneurs, Government Officials, Diplomats, Business Leaders and C-Level Management attended the event.

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