ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the country’s economic situation had improved as compared to last year. Concrete measures have been taken to bring back the economy on strong footing.
He said this while talking to a group of parliamentarians from Gujranwala Division who called on him here.
Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir, Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, State Minister for Housing and Works Usman Ibrahim, State Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar, State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab, MNA Captain (retd) Safdar and MNA Hamza Shahbaz and other Senators and MNAs attended the meeting.
Addressing the parliamentarians, the Prime Minister said that through pragmatic approach and rational policies, the government had been able to provide relief to masses in power sector.
He said that 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 PM added.
He 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 that steps taken by him would put country on road to progress. They also discussed political matters and development projects relating to their constituencies.