MQM USAs Central Organizing Committee together with the Central Organizer and the North American Caretaker Attends International Finance Commission of World Banks Roundtable in Washington DC. Investments in Pakistan Discussed in Detail. July 23, 2004

MQM USA on the invitation of U.S Chambers of Commerce attended a roundtable on investments in Pakistan by the International Finance Commission in Washington DC. MQMs delegation included Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Ibad U. Rehman, Sbihul Islam and Ajaz Siddiqui.

MQMs delegation explored possibilities of World Banks investments in various projects in Pakistan. Various top companies have showed their interest in investing in Pakistan including America Online. MQM Assured participants that the situation in Pakistan particularly in Sindh is suitable for foreign investments.

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve people's lives. IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, DC. It shares the primary objective of all World Bank Group institutions: to improve the quality of the lives of people in its developing member countries. Established in 1956, IFC is the largest multilateral source of loan and equity financing for private sector projects in the developing world. IFC has 176 member countries , which collectively determine its policies and approve investments.

MQM USA, through its international secretariat in London, is now in close contact with the Government of Sindh and the Governor of Sindh to pave the way for visiting delegations from USA interested in investing in Pakistan.