UK keen to invest in Pakistan’s future

Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

KARACHI: British Deputy High Commissioner Francis Campbell has said that the UK has always been keen to invest in the future of Pakistan and usher it into an age of prosperity and progress.

Speaking as a chief guest at the certificate distribution ceremony of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) Pakistan Chapter, Francis said that the UK is one of the largest trading partners of Pakistan and many British investors have been operating in Pakistan since its inception.

He said the foreign and commonwealth office strongly believes that education is the key factor that would transform Pakistan's future.

"The government of Pakistan is aware that the education system at all levels must modernise rapidly to keep pace with the rising population," he said, adding that the concept of continuous professional development and training for staff was being realised in the public and private sectors.

"In particular, there is a demand for competence-based training in all areas. The government has identified a wide variety of sectors, which require modernisation, including shipping and maritime qualifications. The UK seeks a long-term partnership with Pakistan and will continue to support the education system in Pakistan for generations ahead", Francis assured.