of the Sojourn Pakistan currently on a visit of the NWFP,
on Wednesday observed that climate for investment in Pakistan
was friendly and conducive.
delegates comprising expatriates and overseas Pakistanis
were drove through the historic Khyber Pass and briefed
about the historical and strategic importance of the pass
at Michni Checkpoint by Commandant of Khyber Rifles Colonel
were also informed about the demographic features of major
tribes, road network, communication and organizational
and administrative setup of the Frontier Corps and its
role in the maintenance of public order during war and
of State and Chairman of National Commission for Human
Development Dr Nasim Ashraf and President of Pakistan Human
Development Fund Farrukh Captain accompanied the delegates
during the visit.
their comments about the visit, Muzammil Malik, a Real
Estate Agent in Michigan, USA, said that the economic reforms
initiated during the past few years had paved the way for
foreign investment in Pakistan.
said he was highly impressed by the thought-provoking statement
of NWFP Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani which he made
during a meeting with the delegates last night.
said the NWFP chief minister offered every kind of assistance
and co-operation for attracting investment in the province.
Responding to a question, he said of the over 15 million
overseas Pakistanis, 62 per cent wanted to invest in their
homeland provided they were given due protection of their