KARACHI (HRNW): The Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad has said that Karachi is the economic lifeline of the country and as such any economic activity affects the overall economic scenario of Pakistan. He said the largest contributor to national exchequer is once again becoming the centre of investment and its potential is being utilised by the investors from around the globe.
He said this while talking with John A Tucknott and Belinda Lewis, the outgoing and incoming British deputy high commissioners respectively at Governor House on Wednesday.
The governor said that Tucknott played an active role for promoting business ties between Britain and Pakistan for which the residents of Sindh and Pakistan are very thankful to him and would never forget his services.
He said that economic cooperation between the two countries is expanding by every passing day adding that the establishment of British business centre in Karachi would further extend and enhance this cooperation.
He said that this centre would guide and assist British investors and industrialists to establish businesses and invest in their field of choice and interest. Ibad said the cooperation between the two countries is very much bilateral now as many Pakistani businessmen have established their businesses in various cities of Britain.
The Sindh governor said that Pakistani people are thankful to British government for its cooperation in various fields and especially in Sindh in the education and health sectors.
On the occasion, John A Tucknott thanked Sindh governor for his cooperation and support during his posting in Karachi. He said the people of Sindh have extended him tremendous support and affection and he would remember the same wherever he will go.
Tucknott said that the British Business Centre would extend bilateral corporation even more adding that the people of both the countries have close coordination and people of Pakistani origin are playing a vital role in the fields of politics, trade and sports in United Kingdom (UK).
The incoming Deputy High Commissioner Belinda Lewis said that she would try her utmost to further enhance and expand the bilateral economic cooperation and continue the efforts of Tucknott.