• President says Pakistan has adopted liberal, investment-friendly policy.
  • Pakistan ensure favorable business climate for investors.
  • President Arif Alvi meets with Michio Miyahara.

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said the country's investment policy had been designed to provide a comprehensive framework for creating conducive business environment to attract Foreign Direct Investment.

Talking to President of Japan's renowned Morinaga Milk Industry Michio Miyahara here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President said Pakistan had adopted a very liberal  and investment-friendly policy, which was free from restrictions on remitting capital, profits and  dividends.

The President said to ensure favorable business climate for investors, the  Ease of Doing Business Reforms were also underway.

He lauded Morinaga Japan for its investment of Rs 5.1 billion by setting up a manufacturing facility in collaboration with ICI Pakistan to meet the nutritional needs  of local as well as regional markets.

The President said the investment would help diversification of Japanese investment and would encourage other Japanese companies to invest in  Pakistan.

Morinaga Milk Industry Co. Ltd. was founded in 1917 as Nippon Rennyu Co.,  Ltd which was re-organized as Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd in 1949 and has  its head office in Tokyo, Japan.

The company employs over 3,000 people and has a capital of 21,704 million  yen (190 million US Dollar). The major business includes production and sale of  milk, dairy-based beverages, yogurt, desserts, condensed milk, powdered milk,  butter, cheese, ice cream and non-dairy beverages (juice, tea, coffee).

At present, Morinaga has joint ventures and subsidiaries in China, Germany, Holland, Indonesia, Singapore and USA.