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Pakistan Britain, Scotland business councils share proposal of hospitals’ network

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Pakistan Britain, Scotland business councils on Friday shared the proposal about establishment of a network of hospitals across Pakistan with Finance Minister Asad Umar during a meeting.

The delegation of Pakistan Britain Business Council and its sister organisation, Pakistan Scotland Business Council led by Julian Hamilton Barns and Rashid Iqbal was received by Asad Umar in Islamabad.

The delegation said the network of hospitals would be aimed at providing quality healthcare to the people.

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The councils could muster financial support from Pakistani diaspora, international financiers, philanthropists and other financing institutions towards this end, the delegation said.

The delegation also apprised the finance minister about the councils’ interaction with the Pakistan diaspora in the UK and in other countries and said they were especially keen to invest in Pakistan.

Asad Umar welcomed the initiative by the councils and assured of all possible support from the government.

He asked the delegation for a formal proposal in this regard which could serve as the basis for developing future cooperation. He said the present government highly appreciated such initiatives and had a resolve to facilitate international investors in every possible manner.

The councils’ members briefed the minister about their plans for investment and financing different projects in Pakistan including health, financial sector and other areas.

Meanwhile, the minister also met a delegation of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry, KP, led by Ghazanfar Bilour. The delegation discussed with him the overall business environment in KP and matters relating to enhancing exports to Afghanistan.

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