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BRITISH DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSIONER VISITS PRIME TRANSPORT'S OFFICE TO DISCUSS BLACK CAB PROJECT


The British Deputy High Commissioner and Director of Trade & Investment Mr. Hamish Daniel visited the office of Prime Transport Limited (PTL) and discussed the progress of the project of assembly, manufacture and operations of the famous Black Cabs of United Kingdom in Pakistan.


The Chief Executive PTL, Mr. Dawood Khan also gave a detailed presentation about the project. He emphasized that the project of this magnitude can not be successfully implemented without generous support of the Governments of United Kingdom and Pakistan. Mr. Khan also pin pointed the bottlenecks and problems which were likely to cause delay in the project. These problems warrant sympathetic consideration much as it is a project of welfare, which aims at providing safe, economical, efficient and reliable public transport facility to the people of Pakistan on one hand and will create a large number of direct and indirect employment opportunities on the other. Successful implementation of the project will contribute towards achieving Government of Pakistan's objective to improve upon mass transit system. Moreover, this is highly job intensive projectof the two Governments.


PTL has already requested the Government of Pakistan to give a special treatment to the project in as much as it is a project of welfare, which aims at providing safe, economical, efficient and reliable public transport facility to the people of Pakistan on one hand and will create a large number of direct and indirect employment opportunities on the other. Successful implementation of the project will contribute towards achieving Government of Pakistan's objective to improve upon mass transit system. Moreover, this is highly job intensive project which will go a long way towards poverty alleviation by reduction in unemployment.


Mr. Hamish Daniel discussed the pros and cons of the project and its implementation in greater detail and expressed satisfaction that the investment climate in Pakistan was conducive to promote business. He informed that the Government of Great Britain was deeply interested in the development and prosperity of Pakistan, owing to our strong relations existing between the two countries for decades. U.K. was also keenly interested in boosting trade relations between two countries.


Mr. Daniel assured his full support to PTL, in its project of manufacturing and operating Black Cabs, (a purpose built taxi) in Pakistan. It is reliably learnt that a meeting was also held between the delegation of LTI Vehicles Limited, the manufacturers and suppliers of Black Cabs with the Trade Commissioner of Pakistan in the Pakistan's High Commission at London, which meeting was also reported to be most fruitful and encouraging.





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