Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said that Pakistan needed a big jump in exports to cope with economic challenges and urged the business community to play a role in boosting exports.
He made the remarks after inaugurating the Environment Expo along with Atadjan Movlamov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, organised by the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) to promote environmental sustainability and conservation.
The minister termed private sector the driver of economic growth and assured it that the government would facilitate the sector in promoting business activities that would help in reviving the economy.
He also said that the government was working hard to turn around the economy and hoped that the rupee would stabilise after a deal was struck with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change Chairperson Seeme Ezdi and ambassadors of different countries visited the expo and took great interest in the stalls set up by the students of different universities and reputable organisations.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 2nd, 2022.
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