Prime Minster Imran Khan on Monday (Dec 3) interacted with a selective panel of senior journalists in Islamabad. In which he made some clarifications regarding different issues of Pakistan. in interview he revealed that decisions of government has full support of Pakistan armed forces, adding that there is no single decision which doesn’t have support of Army.
Prime Minister Imran Khan met senior journalists in Islamabad today. PTI Govt’s 100 days performance and other initiatives were discussed. #PMIKInteractsWithMedia pic.twitter.com/cYce2En3xa— Tehreek-e-Insaf (@InsafPK) December 3, 2018
Prime Minister Imran Khan met senior journalists in Islamabad today. PTI Govt’s 100 days performance and other initiatives were discussed. #PMIKInteractsWithMedia pic.twitter.com/cYce2En3xa
— Tehreek-e-Insaf (@InsafPK) December 3, 2018
“There is not a single decision that I haven’t taken on my own, and there’s not a single decision that doesn’t have the support of the army,” he remarked responding to a question on cooperation among state institution. “[COAS] General Qamar Javed Bajwa stands right beside my decisions,” he added.
While talking about record rupee devaluation against US dollar he said, “I came to know about rupee’s devaluation through TV news. Therefore, we have asked the State Bank of Pakistan SBP) to take us in the loop before taking any action so we can recommend and collaborate in stabilising the economy,” Imran Khan said. “This devaluation is a temporary phenomenon. We are bringing in remittances, we are having huge investments now,” he said. “In such a situation, uncertainty rises,” he said. The premier said the State Bank was an autonomous institution and added the government was taking various measures to deal with this devaluation.
“China created export zones, with foreign investment and local labour. We want to replicate the same model,” he explained about foreign investments. “As per the Singapore model, we will incorporate these institutions into holding companies,” he said. “Our performance in the given scenario is exemplary. You will see stability in the coming days.”
When asked about the issues facing the business community, Khan said Pakistan is lagging behind when it comes to ‘ease of doing business’. “We are trying to create a [positive] environment. We are establishing an office entitled ‘ease of doing business’ to provide a one-window solution to investors and to resolve their issues,” he said. “Though it is a slow process, we are trying our best to ensure ease of doing business.”
Imran Khan also informed journalists that he had received a “very nice” letter from US President Donald Trump seeking Pakistan’s assistance in Afghan peace process. “We will try our best to have the Afghan Taliban sit with the Americans for a dialogue.”
While responding to a question regarding a case of alleged abuse of power by federal minister Azam Swati, Khan said he “We will obey the court orders. Azam Swati will resign if found guilty,” he said. Khan expressed “regret” over remarks by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar in which the top judge pointed to alleged nepotism on Khan’s part in the appointment of Zulfi Bukhari’s as the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development.
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17 August, 2019