‘Govt strongly believes in regional economic integration’

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  • Finance minister says the govt is focusing on the provision of social services to all citizens across the country

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar said on Tuesday that the incumbent government strongly believed in the promotion of regional economic integration for development of the entire region.

Talking to a Turkmenistan delegation, led by Minister of Foreign Affairs Rashid Meredov, the finance minister said that it was Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to develop regional economic integration, which according to him was highly essential for the social and economic prosperity of the region.

The minister briefed the delegation about the priorities of the government, which he said were geared towards people-centric economic growth and provision of social services to all citizens across the country.

He also highlighted the benefits of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying that Pakistan would become the hub of economic activities once the project was completed.

The participants of the meeting underscored the need for strengthening financial linkages between the two countries as well as enhancing cooperation against money laundering activities.

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