Business community’s input to help govt removing bottlenecks in attracting investment: PM

October 14, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan says current economic
situation has necessitated difficult economic decisions; however, the
government is trying its best to protect the poor and vulnerable.

He was speaking at a meeting with leading businessmen and economic experts in Islamabad on Sunday.

Prime Minister said input of the business community will help the
government remove bottlenecks in ways to attracting investment and ensure growth of industry in the country.

The meeting discussed in details the current challenges and way forward in steering the country out of present situation and putting it on sustainable growth trajectory with an aim to implement PTI’s government reform and growth agenda.

The participants while acknowledging huge challenges that the present government has inherited appreciated the measures taken by the government to stabilize the economy and restore confidence of the business community.

The delegation appreciated 05 million housing project of the present
government which they said would not only generate economic activities
but would also help in creation of jobs and growth of allied local
industries associated with the construction sector.

Discussing various issues of economy, the participants presented various proposals to strengthen local industries and provide them with level playing field in order to make Pakistani products internationally competitive.

They assured the Prime Minister that business community of the country would provide its full support to the Government towards implementing its reform agenda and overcoming current economic challenges.

The meeting also discussed in detail various short, medium and long term measures to promote vital sectors of economy such as agriculture, industry etc., on one hand, and to plug the holes that were continuously draining the economy, on the other.

The Prime Minister thanked the delegation for their valuable input. He
said that the current economic situation had necessitated difficult
economic decisions, however, the Government was trying its best to
protect the poor and vulnerable. He said that the input of the business community would help the government remove bottlenecks in way to attracting investment and ensure growth of industry in the country.

The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Asad Umar, Adviser to PM Abdul Razzak Dawood, Hussain Dawood, Ali S. Habib, Bashir Mohammad, Arif Habib, Mian Abdullah, Tariq Segal, Khurrum Mukhtar, Fawad Ahmed Mukhtar, Dr. Salman Shah, Dr. Ashfaque Hasan Khan and others.  NNI