- ‘After overcoming the most difficult challenge of stabilising the economy during the first six months, our focus is now on economic growth’
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has termed trade and investment an important pillar of the country’s foreign policy.
Talking to a delegation of business leaders on Monday, the prime minister said that the government is working on a comprehensive plan to encourage the non-taxpayers and informal sectors join the economy. In this regard, he invited the business community to give their input and recommendations.
“Our focus is now on the economic growth after overcoming the most difficult challenge of stabilizing the economy during the first six months,” he asserted, adding that there is a positive sentiment among the international community towards Pakistan which needs to be capitalised.
The Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry president on the occasion briefed the prime minister about the plans of holding an international investment conference, which would help highlight the country’s economic potential.
Finance Minister Asad Umar, Planning and Development Minister Khusro Bakhtiar, Power Minister Umar Ayub Khan, Adviser to PM on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, Advisor on Institutional Reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain and Board of Investment Chairman Haroon Sharif were also present on the occasion.