Country coming out of difficult times: PM Imran

PM expresses satisfaction on performance of his economic team

Our Correspondent December 18, 2020
Prime Minister Imran Khan chairs the meeting economic team in Islamabad on December 18, 2020. PHOTO: PID


Prime Minister Imran Khan has attributed the positive trends in the country’s economy – improvement in stock market performance and increase in investors’ confidence – to the business friendly policies of the PTI led federal government.

“All over the world, Pakistan is being praised for performing well in economic terms despite a difficult situation [caused by the coronavirus pandemic]. The credit for this goes to our economic team,” Imran Khan said while chairing a meeting of his economic team on Friday.

“Thanks to God Almighty, the country has come out of difficult times. The government is now working on a comprehensive strategy to open new avenues of development,” the premier said, according to a statement issued by the PM office after the meeting.

During the meeting, the prime minister received a briefing on the improving economic indicators. The premier expressed satisfaction on the growth of the industrial sector, construction sector and increase in the export of textile products.

Imran also expressed satisfaction on the increase in foreign remittances to $2billion. He said the economy will further improve due to provision of easy loans to young entrepreneurs and the construction industry.

The prime minister laid emphasis on making immediate and sustainable efforts to transfer the benefits of improvement in the economy to the common man.

Minister for Economic Affairs Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for Finance Dr Hafeez Shaikh, Federal Minister for Industries Hammad Azhar, Minister for Planning Asad Umar, Adviser to the PM on Commerce Razak Dawood, Adviser to the PM on Institutional Reform Dr Ishrat Hussain were among those who attended the meeting.


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