Piling up weapons useless unless country economically strong: Ahsan Iqbal

Published: April 1, 2018
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. PHOTO: TWITTER @BETTERPAKISTAN

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. PHOTO: TWITTER @BETTERPAKISTAN

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said the accumulation of weapons is useless unless the country is not economically strong, Express News reported.

Speaking to the media in Narowal, Punjab on Sunday, Iqbal stressed the need of an improved economy to battle competition in the region and world.

The Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) leader emphasised that if political instability causes the economy to crash – a burden of which investments may not survive.

Reminiscing the ruling party’s start of tenure, he said the world viewed Pakistan as a dangerous country few years earlier. “We were given charge of a miserable situation due to the corruption of Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari,” he claimed.

Rupee value to increase due to CPEC: Ahsan Iqbal

“Despite inheriting issues pertaining to terrorism and load-shedding, we cultivated a path to development for the country,” the minister said.

He also highlighted that CPEC had become a reality during the current tenure. “Pakistan is now being termed as a rising economy.”

Iqbal said that development projects worth billions of dollar were employed in the country as he reminded the nation that their vote held power to decide Pakistan’s future.

Urging masses to vote for the continuation of positive policies, the federal minster warned that the success achieved in the last five years will go in vain if there is a change in power.

He warned that the weakening of current government may prove to be a noose on the neck. Iqbal claimed that elements antagonistic to the country’s progress were hatching conspiracies against the PML-N.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Sameer
    Apr 1, 2018 - 6:11PM

    These people are defended by an indian narrative. That is what concerns me.Recommend

  • Voice of Pakistan
    Apr 1, 2018 - 7:19PM

    Well how can it be economically

    strong with mega corrupt

    like you sitting at the


  • rashid
    Apr 1, 2018 - 7:23PM

    Yet his party did nothing to reduce defence spending.Recommend

  • Manzoor Ahmed
    Apr 2, 2018 - 9:13AM

    Having such a useless experience team would make any country into an economical nightmare. Its amazing how they are crying over milk which they themselves have spilt. He’s speaking as if he is part of opposition. Recommend

  • Abid
    Apr 2, 2018 - 7:13PM

    Libya and Iraq were economically very strong but without a potent army…. Result infront of all of us…. So Mr Minister… Army guarantees your freedom… Be mindful of that. Recommend

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