Imran Khan to address WEF’s Country Strategy Dialogue on Pakistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday will inaugurate the Country Strategy Dialogue (CSD) on Pakistan organised by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in recognition of the Pakistan’s positive economic trajectory and its commendable resilience to the myriad of challenges, the Foreign Office said.

He will also participate in an interactive dialogue with WEF President Børge Brende, and chairpersons and chief executive officers (CEOs) of leading global corporations and WEF partner companies, the statement said, Geo TV reported.

Subsequent sessions of the day-long CSD will feature discussions of global business leaders with Adviser on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Pakistan’s Minister for Economic Affairs Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, and Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar, on wide-ranging subjects, including economy, finance, investment, trade, manufacturing, digitalization and startups, regional connectivity and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) etc.

The last segment will include a roundtable on “Energy Transition Priorities and Challenges in Pakistan”, co-led by Pakistan’s Energy Minister Omar Ayub, Climate Change Advisor Malik Amin Aslam, and Special Assistant to the Pakistani PM on Petroleum Nadeem Babar.

Moderated individually by the WEF president, managing director and other senior officials, each session of the CSD will enable CEOs of global corporations and multinational companies to interact directly with Pakistan’s top leadership on the vast business and investment opportunities available in the country due to the various initiatives for economic reforms by the incumbent government.

The CSD is the WEF’s signature platform for countries with rising economies and promising growth potential.

The upcoming CSD is the second such event organised by the WEF for Pakistan this year. The CSD during Imran Khan’s visit to Davos, Switzerland, for the WEF Annual Meeting in January 2020 was widely attended by the global corporate sector.