2nd Diplomatic & Foreign Investment Award 2016 The role of diplomats, foreign & local investors in the socio-economic development of Pakistan 22nd April 2016 at Governor House Karachi
For the second time in the history of Pakistan, the 2nd Diplomatic & Foreign Investment Award 2016 was held at Governor House Karachi, Honorable Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan Nishan-e-Imtiaz was the Chief Guest at the Ceremony. The event was organized by Diplomatic Forum.
Mr. M. Asif Haroon, Founder President, Diplomatic Forum came up with this unique idea to help in building a softer image of the country by highlighting the investments that is being done in the country by the foreign and local investors. He organized the 1st Diplomatic & Foreign Investment Award in 2011.
The awards ceremony started with the welcome message of Mr. Rashid Ahmed Siddiqui- Patron-in-Chief, Diplomatic Forum who stated the aims & objectives of the forum. He said, “Our moto is to promote, enhance and strengthen relationships with foreign diplomats, businesses and social development entities”. This followed by the speech of Founder President Diplomats Forum Mr. Muhammad Asif Haroon who enlightened the Role of Diplomats and Foreign Investors in the Socio- Economic Development of Pakistan and also provided the highlights on the foreign investment inflow in Pakistan. S.M Muneer, Chief Executive, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) appreciated the role of foreign & local investors who are playing a vital role in the social and economical development of the country. He further said, “Diplomats are playing the role of a bridge to bring foreign investment in Pakistan”.
The main highlight of the ceremony was the distribution of the Awards to the Diplomats, Foreign Investors and local companies for their top most investment in Pakistan. Platinum Award winner countries were China 1,567.90 Million US$, United Kingdom 1,224.20 Million US$, United States of America 781.9 Million US$, Italy 667.9 Million US$, Diamond Award winners were Switzerland 528.2 Million US$ UAE 314.9 Million US$, Japan 172.7 Million US$, Australia 121.9 Million US$ and Gold Awards were presented to Kuwait 40.9 Million US$, Bahrain 20.3 Million US$, Iran 8.7 Million US$, Oman 4.5 Million US$. Silver Awards were presented to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Russia, Vietnam, and Belarus.
Among the Multinational and National companies were SGS Pakistan, MCR Pakistan, Warid Telecom, BASF Chemicals & Polymers Pakistan Private Limited, EFU General Insurance, Pak Oasis Industries, Brookes Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Universal Brothers, Pierlite Pakistan, Maxim Group of Companies, Crown Group of Companies, Skillston, Travelink International, Afeef Group of Companies, K.U. Trading, Hussain Marketing Network, were also among the Award receivers at the ceremony.
The Event was very well managed by Diplomatic Call International Consultancy. Diplomatic Call volunteers who were serving as GROs (Guest Relationship Officer), with their well-groomed personalities provided the outstanding services to the respected guests. They showed a very high professionalism by welcoming and seating the guests, taking care of their needs, and made them feel pleasant during the event with their delightful attitude.