ISLAMABAD: Addressing the Pak-Turk Business Forum in Islamabad on Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Turkish businessmen had immense opportunity to invest in Pakistan.
“The object of my address to this forum as PM is to reiterate that our government will do everything to improve trade relationship with Turkey,” PM Imran Khan said while addressing the forum.
“We will be facilitating the Pakistan and Turkish business community to invest and do joint ventures, the areas that we specifically want to invite Turkish business community number one is tourism industry,” he added.
He said Pakistan could learn a lot from the way Turkish tourist industry developed, because Pakistan was one of the most untapped tourist potential land anywhere in the world. In top magazine of the United States, Pakistan was considered number one tourist destination for 2020, but it lacked the infrastructure, which in Turkey was well developed, he maintained.
The prime minister said then, there was IT sector in which we could learn a lot from Turkey. “We have to learn techniques from Turkey.”
He said Turk President was so popular in Pakistan that he would win election here, if contested. Not just only the government parliamentary members but opposition members well as thumped desks for the Turkish president in the parliament.
In a thread of tweets, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s fourth address to the joint sitting of parliament was reflection of Pakistan-Turkey’s everlasting friendship.
“The people of Pakistan have a special respect for the Turkish leadership and its people for backing Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly,” she said.
Firdous Ashiq Awan said Pakistan-Turkey relations were deep rooted in common faith and culture.
She expressed the confidence that the visit of Turkish president to Pakistan would take to new heights the economic, trade and cultural relations between the two countries.