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Finance Minister emphasises participation of Pakistani diaspora with view to securing enhanced foreign investment

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Islamabad, September 13, 2015 (PPI-OT): Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has emphasised participation of Pakistani diaspora with a view to securing enhanced foreign investment. The Minister while meeting Pakistan’s Envoy designate to Canada, Tariq Azeem, said that role of Overseas Pakistanis was very important in strengthening the economy. The remittances by Pakistanis contribute significantly to forex reserves, Minister Dar observed.

He impressed upon Mr. Tariq Azeem to interact with the large Pakistani community in Canada and engage them for seeking investment back home. Mr. Tariq Azeem said Canada was the 5th largest economy which offered tremendous opportunities for enhancing economic cooperation. He said he would focus on building the bilateral relations with emphasis on business and trade linkages. Finance Minister wished Mr. Tariq Azeem the best during his diplomatic assignment in Canada.

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