Coca-Cola's Delegation calls on Prime Minister Imran Khan, reaffirms investment plans

November 27, 2018

Coca-Cola’s Delegation calls on Prime Minister Imran Khan, reaffirms investment plans 

Islamabad, Tuesday, November 27, 2018:  A delegation of Coca-Cola Company, Pakistan and bottling partners Coca-Cola Içecek Turkey, led by Mr. Orhun Kostem Regional Director, met Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM Office to discuss their short and long-term investment plans in Pakistan. 

Coca-Cola shared that they have already invested over $500m in past 5 years and plan to invest another $200m in the coming years. This will create new jobs, support ancillary industries and help the Government earn incremental revenue through taxes, as the business grows further. The delegation expressed confidence in current Government and hoped that Coca-Cola’s investment will encourage other international companies to invest in Pakistan.

The delegation also discussed some issues including the issue of taxes and black economy that are hampering industry’s growth. 

Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated Coca-Cola’s confidence in Pakistan and assured his Government’s complete support for investors’ agenda. He shared his vision to make Pakistan a regional economic hub. 

Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry & Production and Investment Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood was also present during the meeting. Also present in the meeting were Rizwan Khan, John Galvin, Servet Yildrim, Fahad Qadir, Hasan Adnan, Faisal Hashmi and Murad Akram