Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday (Jan 22) while addressing a session on Pakistan Country Strategy Dialogue at World Economic Congress Center in Davos, said that said Pakistan has played its part in trying to avert the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran. He once again made it clear that Pakistan will not take part any regional conflict.
Afghan War Costs Pakistan Heavily
During the address, he recalled that both the Afghan jihad and the war against terrorism after 9/11 cost Pakistan heavily and inflicted a lot of damage to our society. Imran Khan pointed out that the war on terrorism left our seventy thousand people dead but we have now dismantled the terrorist groups.
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.
PM Khan Sheds Light on Pakistan’s Economy
While talking about Pakistan’s economy, PM khan said that 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.
Tourism in Pakistan
PM Khan while Highlighting the tourism potential of Pakistan including its centuries old civilization, 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.
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31 March, 2020