The “Invest in Pakistan” Forum was conducted in Silicon Valley’s San Jose. Ambassador Masood Khan thanked the audience from Pakistan and across the United States, including members of the US government, for attending the event, praising the organisers and speakers/panelists for their efforts in showcasing Pakistan’s enormous potential to grow exponentially in the IT and Tech sectors.
Ambassador Khan, speaking about the growth of Pakistan’s startup ecosystem, said that in the last 18 months, tech startups in Pakistan had made half a billion dollars, largely because to US funding.
Ambassador Khan told the audience that Pakistan has tremendous economic potential. Pakistan was quickly becoming a regional hub for trade, investment, and connectivity, with a 220 million consumer market, a burgeoning middle class, and a young and active population. He stated that today, Pakistan was exploiting its geoeconomic potential with the United States to grow its trade and investment partnerships in a variety of fields, as well as add new anchors to the relationship.
Ambassador Khan briefed the audience on Pakistan’s investment landscape, highlighting the government’s gains in ease of doing business and the launch of unprecedented steps to assist investors.
In his remarks, Dilawar Syed, the State Department’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, praised the effort for providing win-win prospects for businesses in both nations.
The talks in the several Summit parts — the rise of Pakistani startups, Pakistan as the final untouched digital frontier, establishing companies in Pakistan, an investor perspective, and founders perspective — resulted in actionable recommendations for both investors and the government in the future.