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UK sees huge growth potential in Pakistan

KARACHI: The United Kingdom has praised Pakistan for having shown remarkable progress in skills development over the last 70 years, saying the country still has a huge potential to grow.
“Pakistan has made incredible strides over its 70 years and we are proud to have played our part. We all know that Pakistan has immense potential and we are committed to helping young people gain the skills, opportunities and knowledge to build a thriving, prosperous country,” said British Council Director Pakistan Rosemary Hilhorst.
She said this after ringing the opening bell for the commencement of trade at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) to commemorate the British Council’s 70th anniversary in Pakistan on Wednesday.
Throughout 2017, the British Council along with the British High Commission in Pakistan and the Pakistan High Commission in the UK celebrated the strong ties between people of the UK and Pakistan through diverse activities and programmes ranging from cultural festivals to research reports to alumni events.
Briefing on the dynamics of Pakistan’s capital markets, PSX Chairman Muneer Kamal said the role of foreign institutional investors had increased in Pakistan as they held over 30% of the free float of shares of listed companies at present.
He outlined the ecosystem of capital markets and the central role of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) in regulation of the capital and securities market.