Peace, security indispensable for economic progress: Ahsan Iqbal

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APP51-10 ISLAMABAD: August 10 – Interior Minister, Professor Ahsan Iqbal chairing a high level meeting to review the performance of Civil Armed Forces. APP

ISLAMABAD, Aug 10 (APP): Minister for Interior Prof Ahsan Iqbal
Thursday said peace and security was indispensable for economic progress
of the country.
He was presiding over a high level meeting of civil
armed forces officers here.
He said peace and development activity would ensure prosperity in the
country.
Pakistan has to learn from the successful experiments of developed
countries for improving its economy, he added.
He said the menace of terrorism puts negative impact on the economic
progress of the country.
He said effective steps should be taken for stopping smuggling.
The minister said under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC),
not only Pakistan but the whole region would benefit.
“We will foil conspiracies against the CPEC. Nobody will be allowed
to harm the projects associated with the future of Pakistan.”
During the meeting, the officers briefed the interior minister about
performance of civil armed forces.
The interior minister emphasised on formulating training programmes
on modern lines to increase professional capacities of civil armed forces.
The minister said it was need of the hour that civil armed forces
institutions should be equipped with modern technology to further promote
peace and security in Pakistan.
He said further steps were needed to provide quality education to
children of the martyrs.