Pakistan's economy can be restored with EU's support: Nawaz

Nawaz says drone attacks unacceptable, a day after meeting with US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel.


Web Desk December 10, 2013
Nawaz Sharif speaks at the luncheon hosted for European Union’s (EU) Ambassadors in Islamabad. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: Reiterating his earlier statement, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that drone attacks are unacceptable, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Speaking at a luncheon for European Union’s (EU) Ambassadors in Islamabad, Nawaz said that with the EU’s collaboration and support, Pakistan’s economy could be restored.

He added that the government is involved in anti-terrorism efforts and it is important that a solution to terrorism be found.

The government is engaged in spreading awareness about the negative impact of drone attacks in Pakistan to the international community, the PM said.

His statement comes a day after his meeting with US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel in which the PM assured Hagel that ‘immediate action’ would be taken to resolve the problem of stalled military shipments due to be taken across the border into Afghanistan.

Hagel had warned the premier that it could be difficult to maintain political support in Washington for an aid programme that has sent billions of dollars to Islamabad if this was not done.

COMMENTS (65)

truthbetold | 8 years ago | Reply

Why does any country that can afford to spend $3B a year on nukes and spends 65% of its budget on the military (including salaries, pensions, capital items, debt servicing on debt accumulated from past military purchases etc.) need any support from the foreign countries to "restore" its economy?

Or, is this just euphemism for begging for free money as usual?

rkfrom ny | 8 years ago | Reply

so today the begging bowl is before EU..????

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