PAKISTAN, Karachi, February 2, 2017: P&G Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, David Taylor met the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Mohammad Nawaz Sharif in Davos on the sidelines of the recent World Economic Forum confirming P&G's commitment to serve Pakistani consumers and expressing optimism about the potential and business climate of Pakistan.
David Taylor shared with the Prime Minister facts about P&G's operations in Pakistan which has enabled P&G to celebrate 25 years of its presence in the country with great success. He said P&G's presence in Pakistan is strong and getting stronger. Since its first shipment in Pakistan in August 1991, P&G has grown to be amongst the top fast moving consumer goods companies in Pakistan and has launched premium quality brands which are amongst leading household names in their categories.
"For the past 25 years, we have improved Pakistani lives through P&G's iconic and consumer-preferred brands, our investment in local manufacturing facilities, the creation of direct and indirect employment, and our contributions to help communities in need. With the potential Pakistan has to offer as well as the strong partnership we enjoy with the both the Government of Pakistan and local retailers, we remain committed to serving Pakistani consumers in the years ahead."
He expressed P&G's long-term commitment to Pakistan. The company has invested significantly, creating over 5000 direct and indirect employment opportunities. Moreover, through its social-cause programs, P&G has provided clean drinking water, health and hygiene awareness and quality education, reaching over 40 million Pakistanis to date.
During the meeting which was held in an engaging and cordial atmosphere, Mr. Nawaz Sharif expressed his deep appreciation regarding the progress P&G has made at the global level and in Pakistan. The Prime Minister especially lauded P&G's successful presence in Pakistan for the past 25 years and the healthy investments it has made in the country.
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