NEW YORK: New York’s Occasions Sq. went inexperienced with the Pakistani flag as Independence Day was celebrated at Nasdaq by the Pakistan American Enterprise Affiliation with Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi on Friday.—APP
NEW YORK: Pakistan’s financial system is on the upswing because it pursues the “most investor-pleasant” insurance policies within the area, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi stated on Friday throughout a ceremony held on the Nasdaq Inventory Trade to mark the nation’s seventieth Independence Day.
She additionally rang the closing bell on the trade to sign the ceremonial finish of buying and selling for the day on Wall Road.
“Pakistan is on the rise,” she informed merchants and buyers gathered on the ceremony held within the Pakistan flag-bedecked Nasdaq’s workplace constructing in New York’s Time Sq..
The occasion was carried stay on an enormous display overlooking the crowded iconic sq. in addition to by main American tv networks on their financial and monetary segments.
“I’m glad that Nasdaq as we speak has gone inexperienced with the Pakistani flag,” Ambassador Lodhi, herself wearing inexperienced, stated earlier than urgent the button to set off the bell.
“We’re open to enterprise, and we’re open to overseas funding,” she stated, including that she was honoured to characterize Pakistan at Nasdaq on the Independence Day celebrations from the platform of the Pakistan-American Enterprise Affiliation (PABA).
“Our financial system has achieved a powerful turnaround and is poised for speedy progress,” she stated. Financial stability had been achieved by an enabling setting of democratic consolidation and safety features. Pakistan’s overseas trade reserves have been up, inflation down and abroad remittances at document excessive.
“Our demographic profile of a youthful inhabitants provides Pakistan the power to make a quantum leap in its improvement,” Ambassador Lodhi stated. “We’re embarked firmly on the trail of realising our imaginative and prescient to show Pakistan right into a regional hub, connecting the totally different areas it straddles by offering commerce, power and communications corridors.”
She additionally learn out a particular message from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif: “Pakistan has shiny future powered by its exhausting-working individuals and a resilient democracy.”
Earlier, Andew Corridor, a prime Nasdaq official, launched Ambassador Lodhi and congratulated the federal government and other people of Pakistan on the Independence Day.
PABA Chairman M. Siddique Sheikh and Pakistan Consul Basic Raja Ali Ejaz additionally attended.
Revealed in Daybreak, August twenty seventh, 2016
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