The Prime Minister was talking to Hasib Rehman, CEO Aisha Steel Mills, who called on him at the PM Secretariat today.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan was increasingly becoming a base for skilled people and could be used as a regional manufacturing hub for local consumption as well as exports.
This will enable the investors to leverage Pakistan's human capital, its location and ease of doing business, he
The Prime Minister appreciated the investment made by Aisha Steel Mills
and termed it a major joint venture between Pakistani and Japanese investors. He
said steel as a commodity was very much in demand and increased investment in manufacturing would augur well for future growth and development of the country.
The Prime Minister said the infrastructural investments being undertaken by the public and private sectors had increased demand for steel, both for industrial as well as construction purposes. He
said this would augur well for investments in the steel manufacturing business.