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National security is intimately linked to economic stability: COAS


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

03rd Oct, 2019. 11:17 am
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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with the top business community leaders of the country on Wednesday at a dinner reception at the Army House in Rawalpindi.

According to details Business community called on army chief to convey their serious concerns about Pakistan’s deteriorating economy.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release that General Qamar Javed Bajwa apprised the participants about improved internal security environment of the country which had enabled space for increased economic activity.

The army chief said that accessibility and responsiveness of government economic team to the business community was important and displayed understanding between public and private institutions was a good sign for intended positive trajectory in economic activity.

He added that national security was intimately linked to economy while prosperity was a function of balance in security needs and economic growth.

COAS further said that aim of various discussions and seminars was to bring stakeholders at one platform to formulate recommendations for a synergistic way forward.

The army chief thanked all participants for purposeful utilization of the joint forum by stakeholders for discussions and seminars leading to formulation of policy recommendations for subsequent processes and implementation.

The media’s military wing also added in a presser that Government economic team apprised business community about initiatives being introduced by the government to facilitate businesses and the encouraging results of stabilization efforts on national economy.

The businessmen shared their suggestions with the government team to further improve the environment for ease of doing businesses and assured that they will cooperate in implementation of government reforms and also play their part by paying taxes and investing in a socially and economically responsible manner, ISPR added.

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