President Dr Arif Alvi. PHOTO: FILE

Country fares well despite Covid hurdles

President Alvi says focus on ease of doing business put country on recovery path

Our Correspondent August 07, 2021

Pakistan is on the path of economic recovery and it has managed to perform well despite the hurdles arising from the Covid-19 pandemic due to government’s prudent economic policies and the measures taken to enhance ease of doing business, said President Arif Alvi.

Speaking to the business community and diplomats on Friday, he said that the government designed policies with the aim of providing a conducive business environment for domestic and foreign investors in Pakistan.

“The government adopted a practical strategy during the coronavirus pandemic to help businesses and the economy avoid losses,” he said. “The leadership introduced various schemes for the youth to enable them to play a key role in economic development of the country.”

He considered it necessary to bring women in mainstream industries for national development and told the meeting participants to create job opportunities for them.

He added that special persons should also be made part of social and economic activities. The president emphasised that the information technology and tourism sectors had immense potential to uplift the economy of the country.

He remarked that peace was the key to enhancing economic cooperation among regional countries including the Central Asian Republics.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2021.

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