Sahibzada Amir Jahangir, Prime Minister spokesman on trade for UK and Europe said, Pakistani missions in the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) could not promote the business interests of the country to the real potential due to constraints.
He said while addressing the local business community during his visit to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), that he would act as a bridge between the private sectors of Pakistan and UK/EU.
He urged the business community to cooperate to promote Pakistan’s trade and exports with these countries. Jahangir said the Pakistani diaspora in the UK was willing to invest in Islamabad, while the Mussarat Foundation planned to invest $ 250 million in the health sector in Pakistan to provide free medical treatment to Pakistanis.
Speaking on the occasion, ICCI President Ahmed Hassan Moughal said Pak-UK’s bilateral trade in 2017 was $ 2.4 billion, which was not up to the real potential of the two countries. He said the volume of two-way trade could be improved in many ways by developing strong links between the private sectors of the two countries.