March 4, 2019: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that after overcoming the most difficult challenge of stabilizing economy during the first six months of government, the focus was now on promotion of economic growth in the country.
With trade and Investment being an important pillar of the present government’s foreign policy, there was positive sentiment among the international community towards the country’s economy which needed to be capitalized, he added.
The Prime Minister expressed these views during the meeting with a delegation of business community leaders and representatives.
Since the government was working on a comprehensive plan to encourage non-tax payers and informal sectors to join the documented economy, the Prime Minister had invited the business community leaders to give their input and recommendations.
The business community leaders expressed complete confidence over the policies of the government and the steps being taken to reduce cost of businesses and improving ease of doing business in the country.
President OICCI also briefed the Prime Minister about the plans to hold international investment conference which would highlight Pakistan’s economic potential before the global community.
Minister for Finance Asad Umar, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for Energy Umar Ayub Khan, Advisor to PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Advisor to PM on Institutional Reforms Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Chairman Board of Investment Haroon Sharif were also present in the meeting.