ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that the government has taken many business friendly initiatives and offers best investment opportunities for the foreign as well as the local investors. The law and order situation is improving in the country day by day and the security forces of Pakistan, with the support of masses, have defeated the terrorists and extremists on many fronts, he made these observations while addressing inaugural ceremony of Norway Pakistan Chamber of Commerce in Oslo. “Our economy is growing at a fast pace and we need trade rather than aid for further stabilizing our economy,” he added.He said the stability of economy will help overcome many challenges facing the country, particularly war against terrorism, says a press release received here on Sunday from Oslo. While referring to the current energy crisis in Pakistan, he said that it is severely affecting the lives of masses and the government has taken many initiatives to overcome this issue. The Minister, referring to the extensive Norwegian potential and expertise in energy sector, particularly asked the Norwegian investors and the government to invest in this sector and assist government of Pakistan in solving the problems of masses. He further said that the establishment of Norway Pakistan Chamber ofCommerce is a step in right direction and it would provide a platform for investment and for strengthening trade ties between Norway and Pakistan.Earlier, former Prime Minister of Norway, Kjell Magne Bondevik addressing on the occasion said that although Norway and Pakistan are far away geographically but they have many commonalities and they have decades old close ties. He said that there is vast scope of trade and business between Pakistan and Norway. He added that the Norway Pakistan Chamber of Commerce would help to find new avenues of trade between the two countries. During the ceremony, President of Norway Pakistan Chamber of Commerce, Aamir Shiekh briefed the audience about the objectives and goals of the Chamber.