PM Nawaz Sharif Shaza Fatima Khawaja
President of PABC Mr. Iftikhar Rana meet The Hon. Shaza Fatima Khawaja, Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Chief Coordinator of the Prime Ministers National Skills Development Program
Recently Shaza Fatima Khawaja, MNA Chairperson of Standing Committees on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization. Privatization was on short trip of Sydney. She is daughter of prominent DMG senior officer Khawaja Muhammad Naeem.
On Friday, 27th November, 2015 the Hon. Shaza Fatima Khawaja Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Chief Coordinator of the Prime Ministers National Skills Development Program visited Sydney. This visit was arranged by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade who have hosted a lunch in Park Hyatt, Sydney in her honour.
Ammar Naveed, Shaza Khawaja and Iftikhar Rana
The lunch was attended by the Hon Shaza along with her husband Mr. Ammar Naveed, Cain Roberts Desk officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Iftikhar Rana President of PABC. During the meeting, Mrs Shaza Khawaja stated that the bilateral trade between Pakistan and Australia is substantially low and discussed how we can improve Pakistan export to Australia which currently isnít much at all. As well as that, she discussed the different Pakistani products that may be introduced to the Australian market and raised the question of why Pakistani investors are not investing in Pakistan
During the discussion, Mr. Iftikhar Rana advised Mrs Shaza Khawaja that the Pakistani Government need to take action to educate Pakistani exporters to be align with the international standards particularly small exporters. The small exporters need to be more aware of the products and have knowledge of the international market.
Mr. Iftikhar Rana also discussed and mentioned that the security situation in Pakistan is not very good at the moment and that most investors do not feel secure to go to Pakistan and invest. Moreover, any necessary infrastructure to supply for large quantities of export from Pakistan is not efficient enough to power supplies to an international standard. Contrastingly, the hon. member stated that the security situation in Pakistan has upgraded and that the power supplier has improved, hence it is good time to invest in Pakistan.
Hon. Shaza Fatima Khawaja informed the attendees that the Prime Minter of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is coming to Australia early next year.
Overall, the meeting was very fruitful. To conclude the meeting the hon. Member openly requested to the overseas community and Pakistaniís in Australia that there are many opportunities to invest in Pakistan especially in the power sector, in education and some other industry. Mr. Iftikhar Rana thanked Cain Robert from the Foreign office for giving all an opportunity to meet the Hon member and for lavish lunch.
Mr.Cain Roberts, Honourable Shaza Fatima Khawaja MNA and President PABC Iftikhar Rana
Mr. Ammar Naveed, Honourable Shaza Fatima Khawaja MNA and President PABC Iftikhar Rana
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