PM Khan for wealth creation to overcome economic challenges
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that the government was fully committed to encourage and facilitate various sectors of the economy for the purpose of wealth creation to permanently overcome the financial challenges.
The prime minister said the government was vigorously implementing its plans to promote the construction industry and incentivised the export sector because when the economy moved on, the revenues were generated leading to jobs creation and revenue generation.
Addressing as the chief guest at the closing ceremony of a three-day ICEE (Interior, Construction, Electrical and Electronics) expo, titled, “Building Clean and Green Cities”, organised by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), in collaboration with the Naya Pakistan Housing and Development Authority (NAPHDA), at the Pak-China Friendship Centre, the prime minister said their first priority was to pull the people from poverty, as 25 per cent of the total population of the country was living under the poverty line, whereas another chunk of 25 per cent was living on the margins of this line.
The premier regretted that there was a time when the Asian tigers looked towards Pakistan in terms of progress and development, as it was considered a model for development.
But then the country went hurtling down from the path of unprecedented development, he said, adding that Pakistan was blessed with the huge potential and its various entities performed outstandingly in the past.
The prime minister expressed the resolve that the government would take Pakistan to its real destination.
Stressing the need to become self-reliant, Prime Minister Khan said that when a system becomes corrupt, it ultimately pollutes the society. “It is called a system of corruption,” he added.
The prime minister said those countries had become bankrupt where the ruling and elite classes revealed corruption without having the rule of law. In those societies, a small fragment of the society became richer, pushing the poor segments into further poverty, he added.
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