PR No. 244 Islamabad: December 29, 2015

Mr. Javaid Malik, Ambassador designate to Bahrain, called on the Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar this morning at the Finance Division.

The Minister congratulated Mr. Malik on his appointment as Ambassador to Bahrain. The Minister asked him to convey his best wishes to the Ameer of Bahrain. He also said that the Ministry of Finance will provide all possible assistance to the Pakistani Mission for facilitating its work.

Mr. Malik told the Minister that he plans to strengthen the trade and investment relationship with Bahrain. He also briefed the Minister that government of Bahrain is also planning to establish a hospital in Pakistan and the modalities to run the hospital are under discussion.

The Minister stated that the Government of Pakistan offers a liberal investment regime and wants its friend countries to come and invest inPakistan in various sectors.  The Minister also said that he wants the Pakistani officials abroad to work on establishing contacts between the businessmen of both sides as the private sector uses the available resources with maximum efficiency.

Mr. Malik told the Minister that he will be assuming his responsibilities in the next month.