British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan
LONDON/PALO ALTO: British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has announced to set up a boxing academy in Gwadar to horn the boxing skills of Pakistani youth.
The ace boxer made the announcement during an address in Palo Alto, California at the American launch of China Pak Investments Corporation (CPIC)’s drive aimed at wooing American investors towards Gwadar. Speaking at the launch event, the former World Champion said that he has decided to buy land in Gwadar where he intends to invest.
“Gwadar has become the next desirable investment destination. It’s a happening place and offers vast opportunities. I trust the team of CPIC looking after investment portfolios and investment projects. My intention is to set up Amir Khan Boxing Academy there,” said the boxer, adding that academy will provide people with the opportunity to train and promote fitness.
Amir Khan appealed to overseas investors to look at the prospects Gwadar is offering and invest there to help build a better and brighter Pakistan. “Gwadar is the future of emerging Pakistan,” he said.
The CPIC delegation – led by Zeeshan Shah, CEO of ONE Investment and Spokesperson for CPIC – has been touring the United States of America to highlight the opportunities Gwadar offers.
The American tour of the group comes after 100 iconic red London business was launched to promote Gwadar as the investment destination and to invite attention towards the future hub of economic activity in Pakistan.
Double deck London buses have been running across 17 routes in London, carrying beautiful banners showcasing Gwadar and projecting it as a city which has the potential to rival Dubai. The advertisement banners on buses read: “Gwadar: the Gateway to Emerging Pakistan”. These buses will continue to run through the end of March.
Both campaigns, in London and America, have been sponsored by the CPIC to promote Gwadar as the center of a strategic gambit as well as Pakistan’s Dubai, being built and developed with help from China under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.