Qatar Investment Authority considers investments in Pakistani airports
But the emirate’s lesser-known activities include foreign airport investment and development. The sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), is a longstanding shareholder in both London Heathrow and St Petersburg Pulkovo airports.
QIA has turned its attention to the two largest airports in Pakistan: at Karachi and Islamabad. Those may seem underachievers, but the new airport under development at Gwadar, along with port facilities and a resort area, will ensure that Pakistan gets more attention from the global investment community.
It's better perhaps to be a ‘first mover’ in these circumstances.
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