Dominica tops the CBI Index for sixth consecutive time, scores full marks in six out of nine pillars

Roseau, Aug. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Commonwealth of Dominica came out tops in the annual CBI Index, a rating system designed to measure the performance and appeal of global citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes across a diverse range of indicators. The CBI Index is intended as a practical tool to compare CBI programmes […]

Roseau, Aug. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Commonwealth of Dominica came out tops in the annual CBI Index, a rating system designed to measure the performance and appeal of global citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes across a diverse range of indicators.

The CBI Index is intended as a practical tool to compare CBI programmes as a whole and specific aspects of each programme. These aspects are reflected by the CBI Index’s nine pillars which Freedom of Movement, Standard of Living, Minimum Investment Outlay, Mandatory Travel or Residence, Citizenship Timeline, Ease of Processing, Due Diligence, Family and Certainty of Product.

Number one for six consecutive years, Dominica beat 11 other nations with active citizenship by investment programmes and scored full marks in the areas of Minimum Outlay, Mandatory travel or residence, Ease of Processing, Due Diligence, Family and Certainty of Product.

These nations include Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Cambodia, Egypt, Grenada, Jordan, Malta, Montenegro, St Lucia, Turkey and Vanuatu.

“For the last 29 years we have ensured that our CBI programme really meets the needs of an ever-changing global investor. We’re proud to yet again be ranked as one of the best CBI offering in the world and look to increase our scores across all nine pillars next year,” commented Dominica’s Prime Minister, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit.

Dominica continues to be on a concerted drive to offer investors – through its Economic Diversification Fund and government-approve real estate options – a reliable safe haven amidst the constant global upheavals. Accompanied by a robust due diligence process, Dominica uses a multi-layered process in partnership with third-party due diligence firms from the USA and the UK, investors can be confident that they are buying into a product that that will enhance their portfolio.

Dominica’s scoring in the nine pillars:

Freedom of Movement: Dominica scored seven out of 10 as the country offers visa-free and visa-on-arrival access to 14 countries across the world, including the globes most sought-after business hubs.

Freedom of movement within and between countries is paramount to global investors seeking second citizenship and this year, the Index placed emphasis on the total number of countries and territories that can be visited without applying for a visa.

Standard of Living: Dominica scored five in this area due to its low average expected years of schooling, but it must be noted that the country has the highest life expectancy at 78.2 and a perfect freedom score when compared to Egypt, Jordan, St Kitts and Nevis and Vanuatu – who also shared the same score.

Minimum Investment Outlay: Dominica received a perfect score of 10 here as the minimum investment outlay for their CBI programme is only US$100,000 per applicant, one of the lowest citizenship investment outlays in the industry.

Mandatory Travel or Residence: As last year, Dominica kept is score of 10 out of 10 as the country does not require mandatory travel or residence in the country for processing of its citizenship application.

Citizenship Timeline: Dominica scored a nine in the citizenship timeline pillar. The pillar accesses the duration to get the application processed.

Ease of Processing: The citizenship by investment unit of Dominica continues to make the application process straightforward and more robust, helping the country secure a score full marks in this area.

Due Diligence: Dominica is recognized for its stringent and comprehensive due diligence checks on applicants seeking second citizenship and once again retained the score of 10 for due diligence processing. The country requires the provision of either fingerprints or a biometric passport and has robust external due diligence procedures that are undertaken by internationally renowned third-party due diligence firms.

Family: As Dominica allows main applicants to add additional dependents under a single application, once again making it easy to bring in additional family members, the country scored 10 under this pillar.

Certainty of Product: Dominica, along with St Kitts and Nevis, attained a perfect score for Certainty of Product Pillar thanks to the programme’s longevity, popularity, renown, stability, and adaptability. The CBI Index also lauded Dominica for its transparent two-track investment routes.

Regarded as an industry voice and reputable benchmark for CBI programmes across the globe, this year’s CBI Index offers readers a glimpse of the possibility that could in the CBI industry should all relevant parties cooperate.

The current turmoil has certainly brought a negative spotlight to the investment migration industry and overlooked the fundamentals of CBI – offering honest, hardworking families and entrepreneurs to explore and participate in meaningful global opportunities, especially where they have been let down by their own home countries.

Findings in the CBI Index state that in 2023, it is predicted over 125,000 millionaires will look to relocate to more secure and attractive destinations around the world and this trend is expected to continue and increase to 2030. Political fragmentation, instability, social polarisation are some of the reasons why investors look for second citizenship options.

It is for this reason that countries like the Commonwealth of Dominica are a popular investment choice, offering political and economic stability, a currency pegged against the US-dollar and, even more appealing is an eco-conscious government working its way to be carbon-neutral and sustainable.

“People who invest in our programme can be 100% sure that they are also investing in a country that cares about the planet and one that is taking tangible, measurable steps to protect the planet,” continues Prime Minister Skerrit.

The CBI Index is the world’s most definitive guide on citizenship by investment and is published today by PWM Magazine, a publication from the Financial Times in collaboration with CS Global Partners.

Download and read the full report here.

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‫ګلوبل ټائمز: سی پیک د پائیدار مقامی معاشی جدّت طرازی  بنیاد ږدی، کوم په غونډه خطه او د ده اندورنی ترقی بل منطقی قدم دے: لومړی وزیر پاکستان

بیجنګ، 23 اګست، 2022/پی آرنیوزوائر/ — چین پاکستان اقتصادی راہداری (CPEC)- نمو د بین الاقوامی رابطے یو اقدام دے– غونڈی خطے او د ده اندرونی منډو له مربوطولو د پاره بل منطقی قدم دے، د پاکستان لومړی وزیر شہباز شریف ګلوبل ټائمز له خپل یو حالیہ خصوصی انټرویو کښې د بیلټ اینډ روډ انیشیټو فلیګ […]

بیجنګ، 23 اګست، 2022/پی آرنیوزوائر/ — چین پاکستان اقتصادی راہداری (CPEC)- نمو د بین الاقوامی رابطے یو اقدام دے– غونڈی خطے او د ده اندرونی منډو له مربوطولو د پاره بل منطقی قدم دے، د پاکستان لومړی وزیر شہباز شریف ګلوبل ټائمز له خپل یو حالیہ خصوصی انټرویو کښې د بیلټ اینډ روډ انیشیټو فلیګ شپ پروجیکټ کښې د دریم فریق شرکت د پاره خپل خلاص زړه اظہار کولو سره وینا وکړه۔

2013کښې خپل قیام نه پس، سی پیک تیز رفتار او ټھوس ترقی جاری و ساتله۔ شریف وینا وکړه چی تیر شوی عشره په  دوران کښې، سی پیک پاکستان کښې بجلی او بنیادی ډھانچے کښې حائل مشکلات لری کولو کښې مدد وکړو، دکه شان د پائیدار اقتصادی جدّت طرازی بنیاد کیښود۔

“وخت سره سره سہ فریقی شراکت کښې اضافہ کیږی، موږ امید لرو چی موږ پورته کیدونکی مارکیټونو په سنګم باندی یو، ټولو د پاره برابری جذبه چی کوم ہمیشہ سی پیک قوّت ور بخلے دے، د ده مظاہرہ کولو سره نور مشترکہ ملګری د پاکستان منفرد کردار نه به فائدہ اوچتوی۔”

هغی وینا وکړه چی د بین الاقوامی رابطے اقدام په طور باندی، د سی پیک ترقی غونډی خطے او د ده اندرونی مارکیټونو له مربوطولو بل منطقی قدم دے۔

شریف وینا وکړه چی سی پیک مقصد خطے له خوشحالی او د استحکام مشترکہ کوشش کښې متحد کول دی۔ دا نقطہ نظر چا له  ہدف نه جوړوی، او دا چا فریق له خارج کولو کوشش نہ کوی، شریف د امید اظہار کولو سره وینا وکړه چی دا منصوبہ وسیع بین الاقوامی تعاون د تحریک حوصلہ به افزائی جاری ساتی او د خطے محرومیانو او د تنازعاتو شیطانی چکر له ماتولو کښې به مدد ګار وی۔

د پاکستان لومړی وزیر وینا وکړه چی د دی نظریاتو سره، سی پیک له یو”خطرہ” پوهیدو معقول وجہ نه شی کیدے بغیر له د هغه خلقو چی کوم شیزونو له نورو ته د نقصان رسولو  نقطہ نظر سره ګوری او دا غواړی چی “زموږ خلق ترقی د ثمراتو نه محرومه وی”۔

شریف وینا وکړه چی د پاکستان چین-پاکستان اقتصادی راہداری (سی پیک) افغانستان پوری د توسیع حمایت کوم۔ “امید لرو چی زموږ کوششونه یو پرامن، مستحکم، خوشحال، او مربوط افغانستان له زموږ خطے کښې استحکام او طویل مدتی خوشحالی کښې کردار ادا کولو حتمی مقصد سره افغانستان سره د بین الاقوامی تعلقاتو تسلسل له به یقینی جوړو ۔”

لومړی وزیر نے دا وینا هم وکړه چی هغی ګوادر سمیت متعدد سی پیک منصوبو دورہ کړی دا تاکہ د ټائم لائنز تکمیل یقینی شی۔ د سی پیک زیر تکمیل منصوبو بروقت تکمیل دوطرفہ اقتصادی تعاون د مستقبل ایجنډے د پاره ہمیشہ نه د دی ترجیح پاتی شوی دا۔

هغی وینا وکړه د  فصل ابتدائی مرحلے کامیابی نه پس، سی پیک تیزی سره په حقیقت کښې سرګندیږی۔

لنک: https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202208/1272927.shtml

‫گلوبل ٹائمز: سی پیک پائیدار مقامی معاشی جدّت طرازی کی بنیاد رکھ رہا ہے، جو پورے خطے اور اس کی اندورنی  ترقی کا اگلا منطقی قدم ہے: وزیر اعظم پاکستان

بیجنگ، 23 اگست، 2022/پی آرنیوزوائر/ — چین پاکستان اقتصادی راہداری (CPEC/سی پیک) کی نمو –بین الاقوامی رابطے کا ایک اقدام – پورے خطے اور اس کی اندرونی  منڈیوں کو مربوط کرنے  کے لیے اگلا منطقی قدم ہے، پاکستان کے وزیر اعظم شہباز شریف نے گلوبل ٹائمز کو اپنے ایک حالیہ خصوصی انٹرویو میں بیلٹ اینڈ […]

بیجنگ، 23 اگست، 2022/پی آرنیوزوائر/ — چین پاکستان اقتصادی راہداری (CPEC/سی پیک) کی نمو –بین الاقوامی رابطے کا ایک اقدام – پورے خطے اور اس کی اندرونی  منڈیوں کو مربوط کرنے  کے لیے اگلا منطقی قدم ہے، پاکستان کے وزیر اعظم شہباز شریف نے گلوبل ٹائمز کو اپنے ایک حالیہ خصوصی انٹرویو میں بیلٹ اینڈ روڈ انیشیٹو کے فلیگ شپ پروجیکٹ میں تیسرے فریق کی شرکت کے لیے اپنی کُشادہ دِلی کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے بتایا۔

2013 میں اپنے قیام کے بعد سے، سی پیک نے تیز رفتار اور ٹھوس ترقی  کو جاری رکھا ہے۔ شریف نے کہا کہ گزشتہ دہائی کے دوران، سی پیک نے پاکستان میں بجلی اور بنیادی ڈھانچے میں حائل مشکلات  دُور  کرنے میں مدد کی ہے، اس طرح پائیدار اقتصادی جدّت طرازی کی بنیاد رکھی ہے۔

“جیسے جیسے سہ فریقی شراکت میں   اضافہ ہورہاہے، ہم امید کرتے ہیں کہ اہم  ابھرتی ہوئی مارکیٹوں کے سنگم پر، سب کے لئے برابری کے جذبے جس نے ہمیشہ سی پیک کو قوّت  بخشی ہے، کا مظاہرہ کرتے ہوئے مزید مشترکہ دوست پاکستان کے منفرد کردار سے فائدہ اٹھائیں گے۔”

انہوں نے کہا کہ بین الاقوامی رابطے کے اقدام کے طور پر، سی پیک کی ترقی پورے خطے اور اس کی اندرونی مارکیٹوں کو مربوط کرنے کے لیے اگلا منطقی قدم ہے۔

شریف نے کہا کہ سی پیک کا مقصد خطے کو خوشحالی اور استحکام کی مشترکہ کوشش میں متحدکرنا ہے۔ یہ نقطہ نظر کسی کو ہدف نہیں بناتا ہے، اور یہ کسی فریق کو خارج کرنے کی کوشش نہیں کرتا ہے، شریف نے امید کا ظہار کرتے ہوئے  کہاکہ یہ منصوبہ وسیع بین الاقوامی تعاون تحریک کی حوصلہ افزائی جاری رکھے گا اور خطے کے محرومیوں اور تنازعات کے شیطانی چکر کو توڑنے میں مدد گار  ہوگا۔

پاکستان کے وزیر اعظم نے کہا کہ ان نظریات کے ساتھ، سی پیک  کو ایک “خطرہ”  سمجھنے کی کوئی معقول وجہ نہیں  ہوسکتی سوائے ان لوگوں کے جو چیزوں  کو دوسروں کو نقصان پہنچانے کے نقطہ نظر سے دیکھتے ہیں اور یہ چاہتے ہیں کہ “ہمارے لوگ ترقی کے ثمرات سے محروم رہیں”۔

شریف نے کہا کہ پاکستان چین-پاکستان اقتصادی راہداری (سی پیک) کی افغانستان تک توسیع کی حمایت کرتا ہے۔ “امید ہے کہ ہماری کوششیں ایک پرامن، مستحکم، خوشحال، اور مربوط افغانستان کو ہمارے خطے کے استحکام اور طویل مدتی خوشحالی میں کردار ادا کرنے کے حتمی مقصد کے ہمراہ افغانستان کے ساتھ بین الاقوامی تعلقات کے تسلسل کو یقینی بنائیں گی۔”

وزیر اعظم نے یہ بھی کہا کہ انہوں نے گوادر سمیت متعدد سی پیک منصوبوں کا دورہ کیا ہے تاکہ ٹائم لائنز کی تکمیل کو یقینی بنایا جا سکے۔ سی پیک کے زیر تکمیل منصوبوں کی بروقت تکمیل دوطرفہ اقتصادی تعاون کے مستقبل کے ایجنڈے کے لیے ہمیشہ سے ان کی ترجیح رہی ہے۔

انہوں نے کہا کہ فصل کے ابتدائی مرحلے کی کامیابی کے بعد، سی پیک تیزی سے حقیقت میں ڈھل رہا ہے۔

لنک: https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202208/1272927.shtml

TOP RANKED ROSEN LAW FIRM Encourages Celsius Investors to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline in Securities Class Action – CEL

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of Celsius Financial Products, including CEL Tokens, Earn Rewards high-interest accounts, and/or Celsius Loan products, between February 9, 2018, and June 13, 2022, inclusive (the “Class Period”), against Celsius Network LLC (“Celsius”), Celsius Lending LLC, […]

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of Celsius Financial Products, including CEL Tokens, Earn Rewards high-interest accounts, and/or Celsius Loan products, between February 9, 2018, and June 13, 2022, inclusive (the “Class Period”), against Celsius Network LLC (“Celsius”), Celsius Lending LLC, Celsius KeyFi LLC (collectively, the “Celsius Entities”) and its executives Alexander Mashinsky, Shlomi “Daniel” Leon, David Barse, and Alan Jeffrey Carr (together, “Defendants”), of the important September 13, 2022 lead plaintiff deadline.

SO WHAT: If you purchased Celsius Financial Products, including CEL Tokens, Earn Rewards high-interest accounts, and/or Celsius Loan products you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the Celsius class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=7586 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than September 13, 2022. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually handle securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, Defendants violated provisions of the Securities Act by selling non-exempt securities without registering it. The complaint alleges that Celsius and Individual Defendants violated provisions of the Securities Act by also participating in Celsius’ failure to register the Celsius Financial Products. The complaint alleges that the Defendants violated provisions of the New Jersey Common Law by possessing the monetary value of Celsius Financial Products of inflated value which rightfully belongs to the Plaintiff and members of the Class.

Also according to the lawsuit, Defendants violated provisions of the Exchange Act by carrying out a plan, scheme, and course of conduct that Celsius intended to and did deceive retail investors and thereby caused them to purchase Celsius Financial Products at artificially inflated prices; endorsed false statements they knew or recklessly should have known were material misleading, and they made untrue statements of material fact and omitted to state material facts necessary to make the statements made not misleading.

To join the Celsius class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=7586 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

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ROSEN, GLOBAL INVESTOR COUNSEL, Encourages 17 Education & Technology Group Inc. Investors to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline in Securities Class Action Commenced by the Firm – YQ

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of 17 Education & Technology Group Inc. (NASDAQ: YQ) pursuant and/or traceable to the registration statement and related prospectus (collectively, the “Registration Statement”) issued in connection with 17EdTech’s December 2020 initial public […]

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of 17 Education & Technology Group Inc. (NASDAQ: YQ) pursuant and/or traceable to the registration statement and related prospectus (collectively, the “Registration Statement”) issued in connection with 17EdTech’s December 2020 initial public offering (the “IPO”), of the important September 19, 2022 lead plaintiff deadline, in the securities class action commenced by the Firm.

SO WHAT: If you purchased 17EdTech securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the 17EdTech class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=7395 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than September 19, 2022. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

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DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, the IPO Registration Statement featured false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Defendant 17EdTech’s K-12 Academic AST Services would end less than a year after the IPO; (2) as part of its ongoing regulatory efforts, Chinese authorities would imminently curtail and/or end 17EdTech’s core business; and (3) as a result, Defendants’ statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

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Global Times: CPEC laying foundation for sustained indigenous economic modernization; growth within and across the region is logical next step: Pakistan PM

BEIJING, Aug. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The growth of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – an international connectivity initiative – to connect markets within and across the region is the logical next step, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif told the Global Times in a recent exclusive interview, expressing his openness to third-party participation to the flagship […]

BEIJING, Aug. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The growth of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – an international connectivity initiative – to connect markets within and across the region is the logical next step, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif told the Global Times in a recent exclusive interview, expressing his openness to third-party participation to the flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative.

Since its inception in 2013, the CPEC has continued to make rapid and tangible progress. Over the past decade, CPEC has helped Pakistan alleviate power and infrastructure bottlenecks, thus laying the foundation for sustained economic modernization, Sharif said.

“As third-party participation picks up, we expect more common friends to benefit from Pakistan’s unique role at the crossroads of major emerging markets, demonstrating the win-win spirit that has always animated CPEC.”

As an international connectivity initiative, CPEC’s growth to connect markets within and across the region is the logical next step, he said.

Sharif said CPEC aims to bring the region together in the shared pursuit of prosperity and stability. This approach is not targeted at, and does not seek to exclude any party, Sharif said, hoping the project would continue to inspire greater international cooperation and help the region break the vicious cycle of deprivation and conflict.

With these ideals at its core, CPEC cannot reasonably be perceived as a “threat” except to those who view things in a zero-sum perspective and would rather “want that our peoples remain deprived of the fruits of development”, the Pakistan prime minister said.

Pakistan supports extension of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan, Sharif said. “It is hoped that our efforts will ensure continuity of international engagement with Afghanistan with the eventual aim of seeing a peaceful, stable, prosperous, and connected Afghanistan contributing to the stability and long-term prosperity of our region.”

The prime minister also said he has visited numerous CPEC projects, including in Gwadar, to ensure that timelines are met. Timely completion of underway CPEC projects serve as the building blocks for the future agenda of bilateral economic cooperation has always been his priority.

Following the success of its early-harvest phase, CPEC is becoming increasingly substantiated, he said.

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202208/1272927.shtml

PM Shehbaz leaves for Doha on two-day official visit

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has left for Doha on a two day official visit to Qatar on the invitation of Amir of state of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.This is the Prime Minister’s first visit to Qatar after assuming the office.The Prime Minis…

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has left for Doha on a two day official visit to Qatar on the invitation of Amir of state of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

This is the Prime Minister's first visit to Qatar after assuming the office.

The Prime Minister is accompanied by a high level delegation including key members of the cabinet.

During the visit, Shehbaz Sharif will hold in-depth consultations with the Qatari leadership. The two sides will review the entire spectrum of bilateral relations with a particular focus on advancing energy related cooperation, deepening trade and investment ties and exploring greater employment opportunities for Pakistanis in Qatar.

They will also exchange views on a range of regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The Prime Minister will also engage with leading Qatari and Pakistani business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs.

He will visit Stadium 974 in Doha, where he would be briefed on the extensive preparations undertaken by Qatari government to host FIFA World Cup.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan offers conducive environment for US investors, entrepreneurs: Masood Khan

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Masood Khan has said Pakistan provides ideal conditions for the US investors and entrepreneurs to invest and expand their businesses.Talking to a delegation of Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group in Washingto…

Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Masood Khan has said Pakistan provides ideal conditions for the US investors and entrepreneurs to invest and expand their businesses.

Talking to a delegation of Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group in Washington, he said better networking amongst Pak-US professionals, IT experts, businessmen and corporate leaders will create win-win solutions for the two countries.

He said we have to work together to further strengthen partnerships in all areas including trade, investment, health, energy, climate change, green and renewable energy and agriculture.

He pointed out that more than six thousand sellers from Pakistan were registered last year on Amazon. He said this is a significant breakthrough for Pakistan providing much needed international online business exposure to the country.

Masood Khan said the tech sector of Pakistan is taking off and poised to serve the entire region.

Source: Radio Pakistan