Economic stability is inevitable for national security and prosperity is a function of balance in security needs and economic growth, said Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday.
According to ISPR, COAS Bajwa hosted a seminar on ‘Interplay of Economy and Security’, a concluding session of stakeholders at the Army Auditorium.
The army chief apprised participants during the event about improved internal security environment of the country which has enabled space for increased economic activity.
COAS said that accessibility and responsiveness of government economic team to the business community and displayed understanding between public and private institutions is a good sign for the intended positive trajectory in economic activity.
He said that national security is intimately linked to the economy while prosperity is a function of balance in security needs and economic growth.
Aim of various discussions and seminars was to bring stakeholders at one platform to formulate recommendations for a synergistic way forward, he added.
The government economic team apprised the business community about initiatives being introduced by the government to facilitate businesses. Businessmen also shared their suggestions with the government team to further improve the environment for ease of doing business and assured that they will cooperate with the government.
COAS also thanked all participants for the purposeful utilization of the joint forum by stakeholders for discussions and seminars leading to formulation of policy recommendations for subsequent processes and implementation.
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