Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that Pakistan would support Chinese businesses in the country on a priority basis and appreciated them for their keen interest in accelerating investment in Special Economic Zones (SEZs).

The premier’s remarks came during a meeting with a Chinese business delegation led by Chen Yan from Challenge Fashion.

”Pakistan and China are connected not only in past or present but we will remain united through our future generations too,” PM Imran said. “We appreciate the valuable relationship of the peoples of two countries.”

Furthermore, the prime minister directed the authorities concerned to facilitate all Chinese investors, who are setting up industries in Pakistan, on an emergency basis by resolving their issues related to road connectivity and the provision of utilities.

Earlier, PM Imran was apprised that Chinese businessmen are almost ready to start operations in the glass, ceramics and information technology sectors

It is worth mentioning that OPPO, one of the leading tech manufacturers in the world, is going to establish a local mobile manufacturing unit and a research and development centre in Pakistan.

It would not only save a lot of foreign exchange reserves on the import of smartphones annually but would also create employment opportunities for our tech graduates.

The meeting was also attended by Energy Minister Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood, SAPM on Political Communication Dr Shehbaz Gill, SAPM on CPEC Affairs Khalid Mansoor and Chinese Ambassador H.E Mr Nong Rong. along with senior officers concerned.