In a concerted effort to foster a more business-friendly environment and stimulate increased investments, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar issued directives on Saturday to streamline the visa policy for entrepreneurs.
These directives were delivered during the leadership of the fifth apex committee meeting of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) in Islamabad, which was presided over by the caretaker premier.
The government is committed to facilitating the issuance of visas for businessmen, with Prime Minister Kakar emphasizing that these measures mark a significant milestone in Pakistan’s journey towards a new era of economic prosperity.
Following the SIFC meeting, Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani, flanked by other ministers, addressed a joint press conference. He announced that the government intends to grant long-term visas to members of the business community who invest in the country.
Minister Jilani underscored the importance of the European Union (EU) as a key partner for Pakistan and highlighted the recent growth in trade with various nations. He noted a substantial increase of $3 billion in trade with the United States (US).
Furthermore, Minister Jilani emphasized that the primary objective of the SIFC is to address the challenges faced by investors, thereby creating a more conducive environment for business and investment.