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Musharraf seeks ’more’ foreign investment to overcome terrorism, extremism

18 April, 2006

President Musharraf seeks ’more’ foreign investment to overcome terrorism, extremism.
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KARACHI: President General Pervez Musharraf Monday sought help from the foreign investors particularly Americans for the elimination of the terrorism and extremism from Pakistan.

He was addressing luncheon hosted in his honour by American Business Council here in a local Hotel .

Federal Minister for Trade Humayun Akhtar Khan, Nisar Maimon and Chairman of the American Business Council Zubair Soomro were also present on the occasion.

He said that if the foreign investor thrust their investment in Pakistan then it would definitely help in eliminating the terrorism and extremism from Pakistan because it is a common factor that unemployed people do become a victim of terrorism and extremism. Now it has become vital that we should create more job opportunities and get rid of the menaces of terrorism and extremism, he added.

There are tremendous investment opportunities in Pakistan and the investment by US investors is a good omen for Pakistani economy, however US should invest more and more in Pakistan.

The government of Pakistan is moving on the path of liberation, deregulation and the policy of the Privatization which is yielding fruitful results, he held.

Commenting on the Balochistan issue the President said we have resolved the issue of Balochistan and now there is a complete peace and the issue of Waziristan will also be resolved soon. We are committed to bring political reforms in the Balochistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Soon the system of political agents will be abolished, he added.

He further said that the government has decided to launch mega developmental projects in Waziristan and FATA, which would facilitate the people of the both areas.

Pakistan, which is the growing economic hub due to its geographic location, has provide an important platform for the trade in Central Asia and Afghanistan, he said.

He further said that the Pakistan’s economy is rapidly growing and record growth has been witnessed during the past few years and the GDP growth rate has been increased by 8 percent and it is expected that export of the country will cross the figure of 18 billion during the current fiscal year. While the direct foreign investment will also cross the figure of $3 billion in the current fiscal year.

"Six universities of Science and Technology are being set up to promote skills and training among the youth and to increase manpower in the country", said President.

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Reader Comments:

Other way round

I think it comes the other way round. First no terror or instability, then foreign investment. India never had to fight wars on its own territory with helicopter gunships and tanks like poor Pak has to do in Balochistan
& Waziristan. Not even in Kashmir. Nothing more than machine guns were used. You really need to create stability somehow. A demorcratic govt. would probably not have supported such strong actions on your own land.

Dayal, Hungary - 18 April, 2006

First priority in Pakistan lies on putting roots to democracy

American media know our weaknesses and strengths. They attach great importance to liberty and representative governance system. Our democracy is a sham. We need British coaches to create a proper democratic culture in the country. That would require streamlining our political parties and a strong mainstream opposition party. As it is, the PML(N) is the hand maiden of Nawaz Sharif, who is deeply involved in court cases and chose to leave the country with family. The other populist party, PPP is even worse placed. It is headed by a snobbish daughter of the upstart ex-Prime Minister, father Bhutto, who let himself hanged by the apex court for his dictatorial regime. Daughter Bhutto is so power hungry that she dumped her own mother from the co-chairperson of the Party. Americans wouldn't buy such rubbish in Pakistan's politics. And there is chaos lying in waiting if the present governmental set up should, God forbid, faces a crisis. The vultures in London would descend in Islamabad to put the country back on autocracy and personal greed.

Sher Mohammad.

Sher Mohammad, Pakistan - 18 April, 2006

What Benefit Under Foreign Democracy and DNA Lab


Clueless Democratic govt of UK EU Canada USA
have little to offer other than lay out As In Iraq Middle
East Democracy Expenditure Investment .Various
Islamic Organization of Tehriik are theoretical or
Violent Quotes of Resolution. World Health UN
food injection programme talk solution too few
people or displaying Millions of dead dying
infected requiring Building Expensive building
or methodology of expensive Injection selling
technique on behalf of almost closed down drug
mfrs or IMF loan Department. Mass murder or
killing is surrounded by helicopter and ambulances
mfr and talk of progress in education medicine .

The charity organizations including Mosques
are Donation collectors as if Mullahs just run around
to places of Donation collection.Islamabad Military
rightfully demonstrate military Arsenal Govt House
and PM Secretariat SK Faisal Mosque vicinity
Close to 3 pyramids like building lined with UK
style parade watchers. What does it do? Assembling body
parts from Terror amid DNA Lab HIV free Blood
and Organ transplant Progress ,need for soccer fields
everywhere Cricket Stadiums and democracy
financial layout scheme and Time passing scheme .But tading with German in Textile machine colouring pigment Industrial seem fruitful progressive.


bulue_zacaria, Georgia - 21 April, 2006

Should you Lose Heart By Terrorism?

Death ending in body parts blood snatching or by natural
death Can be divided into two groups.

One who likes to die naturally without losing heart and parts
And expect for continuity.

One who thinks he has only one life to live with no value in body
Parts and do not expect continuity ever or no longer believe in
Reincarnation and promote organ transplant centres amid daily
Mass killing and parts snatching.

The terrorism of Parts seller to highest bidder using current
Hidden excuse suicide bombing, earthquake or fatwa “it is ok to carry
Donation card by Islam in losing heart one way or another” or open
Heart transplant units in Islamic world or those Grave digger and
Removal unit will eventually come into open.

What is ongoing? I do not know about about you but I have fallen
Into forceful Dilemma which I would like to come out!


M.B.Zakaria, United Arab Emirates - 22 April, 2006

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