Ali Zaidi argument with Irfan Siddiqui and Haroon Rasheed
Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi replied both Journalists that there was no such thing which is reported on media. Especially he pointed out the column written in Jang newspaper and on the Tv show of Duniya News. Irfan Siddiqui and Haroon Rasheed both stated that because of Federal minister’s careless and non-professional attitude Pakistan lost a huge contract of billions of dollars.
“I am now waiting for Irfan Siddiqui sahib to send me the contact numbers of the “Singapore Group”. so I can reach out to them & discuss any possible joint ventures or investment opportunities that they are proposing. We work for Pakistan & will continue our efforts to rebuild it.”
“Meeting request from any Singapore business group. In fact, the last “Singapore Group” I met was at an FPCCI event in Karachi. For the record, I have an open door policy at my ministry. I meet all local/foreign individuals/groups that approach me for investments in Pakistan.”
“I have spoken to Irfan Siddiqui sahib who wrote an article in @jang_akhbar that a delegation from Singapore was here, met @ImranKhanPTI but could not meet me. Apparently, Haroon Rasheed Sahib also mentioned the same in a TV program today. I openly state that I received no.”
Replied Irfan Siddiqui
“Ali Zaidi sb I can prove with evidence the efforts done to meet you but that really take more media hypes. The purpose is not media hypes but to bring investment in Pakistan which PM IK and Pakistan badly needed. The message you investors details.”
“In the meantime special thanks to Irfan Siddiqui sahib for providing the contacts. Had a 15 min conf call with them just now & waiting for their concept paper. Sec Maritime has also established contact! Waiting to see if Haroon Rashid sahib acknowledges the speed that we work at!” Said Ali Zaidi