Economic situation improved through concrete measures: PM Nawaz
06 March, 2014
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said the country's economic situation had improved as compared to last year.
"We have taken concrete measures to bring back the economy on strong footing," the Prime Minister said this while talking to a group of parliamentarians from Gujranwala Division who called on him here.
Engineer Khurram Dastagir Khan, Minister for Commerce; Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Defence; Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Planning; Zahid Hamid, Minister for Science and Technology; Usman Ibrahim, State Minister for Housing and Works; Saira Afzal Tarar, State Minister for National Health Services; Sheikh Aftab, State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Captain (retd) Safdar MNA and Hamza Shahbaz MNA and other Senators and MNAs attended the meeting.
Addressing the parliamentarians, the Prime Minister said through pragmatic approach and rational policies, the government had been able to provide relief to masses in power sector.
He said the foreign investment was rising due to the confidence posed by the international donors in the country's economy.
The Chinese investment in the power and infrastructure sectors will further give a boost to our economy, the Prime Minister added.
The Prime Minister said that Youth Business loan Scheme had been launched successfully and a promise made during the election campaign was fulfilled.
On the issue of terrorism, he said the government chose the path of dialogue according to the decision taken in the All Parties Conference and expressed hope that the dialogue would bear fruit.
The parliamentarians showed confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and said the steps taken by him would put country on road to progress.
They also discussed political matters and development projects relating to their constituencies.