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SIFC Apex Committee Convenes with KP CM Attendee Following Governor’s Intervention

ISLAMABAD: An imperative session of the apex committee of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) convenes today in Islamabad. Notably, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur’s inclusion in the meeting came after KP’s governor, Faisal Karim Kundi, intervened.

Initially overlooked, Gandapur received an invitation from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who had extended invites to all other chief ministers. The intercession of Governor Kundi, representing the Pakistan Peoples Party and aiming for impartial mediation between the PMLN-led government and the PTI, facilitated Gandapur’s attendance.

Barrister Saif, speaking on behalf of KP, confirmed the chief minister’s receipt of the invitation. The apex committee is poised to deliberate on significant investment assurances from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The UAE has pledged $10 billion for investment in Pakistan, while Saudi Arabia has earmarked $5 billion for immediate investment, with a substantial share anticipated for the Reko Diq gold and copper mines project.

This SIFC meeting underscores the strategic significance of foreign investments in Pakistan’s economic framework and emphasizes intergovernmental collaboration in facilitating such investments.

Governor Kundi’s intervention reflects ongoing endeavors to bridge political rifts and ensure comprehensive engagement in crucial economic dialogues. The outcomes of this assembly hold the potential to significantly influence Pakistan’s investment climate and shape its economic development trajectory.

In addition to the investment commitments from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the apex committee is expected to address broader strategies to attract foreign investment and foster economic growth across Pakistan.

Discussions may encompass regulatory reforms, infrastructure development, and sector-specific incentives aimed at creating a conducive environment for investors. Collaborative efforts between the federal government, provincial administrations, and private sector stakeholders will be crucial in implementing these measures effectively.

Furthermore, the inclusion of Chief Minister Gandapur in this meeting signifies a step towards greater inclusivity and cooperation among political entities at both the federal and provincial levels.

Such initiatives of dialogue and engagement serve to strengthen democratic processes and enhance the effectiveness of governance mechanisms. As Pakistan navigates its economic challenges and endeavors to realize its development goals, fostering unity and consensus-building among diverse stakeholders will be essential for sustainable progress and prosperity.

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