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We will not become part of any one’s war, clarifies PM in Davos

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd Jan, 2020. 12:14 pm
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We will not become part of any ones war, clarifies Prime Minister Imran Khan  while delivering remarks at a moderated session Pakistan Country Strategy Dialogue at WEF Congress Center in Davos.

He said Pakistan has lost more than 70,000 lives in war against terrorism.

Imran Khans said The era of 60s was the brightest era of Pakistan however the the era of 70’s caused major problems.

He said the youth of Pakistan is very competitive and playing a vital role in the country’s progress.

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He said After coming into government, our major focus was to strengthen the economy.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan has played its part in trying to avert the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran. He said we are also actively participating to facilitate the Afghan peace process.

He said there is a chance of ceasefire in Afghanistan which will help us reach the Central Asian countries through the economic corridor.

Alluding to the economic situation of Pakistan, the Prime Minister said the first year remained focused on stabilization measures which helped us significantly cut the current account deficit.

This year, he said, we want to grow our economy in order to provide jobs to our youth.  He said we are doing everything possible to attract investment and incentivize the industries.

Referring to the steps taken to remove hurdles in the way of investment, he said the World Bank has improved our ranking for ease of doing business. Our foreign investment in one year jumped two hundred percent.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan is hoping to attract investments in different sectors including agriculture, minerals and information technology.

Highlighting the tourism potential of Pakistan including its centuries old civilization, the Prime Minister said our country is one of the most undiscovered countries in the world.

He said we can strengthen our economy by tapping the true potential of tourism. He said several world institutions have declared Pakistan as one of the most exciting tourism destinations.

Imran Khan said the tourism doubled in one year as a result of steps taken by the government.

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