PM Khan urges Huawei to relocate to Pakistan

By Staff Reporter
Friday – November 8, 2019
ISLAMABAD: The Huawei Supervisory Board (H-SB) chairman Li Jie, along with his delegation, called on prime minister (PM) Imran Khan, in the federal capital, on Thursday, whereat the possibility of relocation of manufacturing units to Pakistan also came under discussion.

According to an official statement, highlighting attractive incentive package, being offered by the government to the potential relocating industries, the PM highlighted availability of inexpensive labour, competent and enterprising youth potential of the country which will help the foreign companies to grow further.

PM Khan urged them to involve brilliant young minds of Pakistan working in technical fields and added that the information technology (IT) department has launched the digital Pakistan campaign and will be keen to involve them.

The PM further said that their expertise in providing import substitution and advancement in technical automation operation launched in collaboration with students of national university of science and technology (NUST) and Ghulam Ishaq Khan institute of engineering sciences and technology (GIK-IEST) will be of great advantage.

H-SB chairman Jie responded that he was really impressed with the intellect of the Pakistani students. He said that they were running a program of merit awards to the students of Namal institute (NI).

The H-SB chairman informed the PM about the progress being made by the company in the network domain.

They have successfully established a new ecosystem so as to become independent of reliance on companies enjoying the monopoly in the field.

While highlighting huge business opportunities created under the new E-policy, launched by the commerce ministry, PM Khan invited the company to explore business opportunities in the sector.

The board of investment (BoI) chairman Syed Zubair Haider Gillani, commerce secretary Sardar Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera, IT secretary Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui were also present during the meeting.