Pakistan can be among top 10 economies by utilizing youth talent: Ahsan

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 19 (APP):  Minister Planning, Development  and Reform Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said that Pakistan can move to top 25 five econnomies of the world by 2025 with the passion of people of Pakistan and the talent of its youth, which can even take the country in top ten econnomies of the world by 2047.

Pakistan is successful emerging state, which can be developed economically through self-belief and postivity by defeating the negativity.

He was speaking at the concluding session of Conference on Vision-2025: Effective Strategies for Transformational Growth” organized by Institute of Development Econnomies.

Ahsan Iqbal said that Pakistan needs seven to eight percent transformational growth in next ten years to mobilize the resources for social uplift of backward areas of the country and create jobs for growing youth population.

He believed that passion of Pakistani people would make this dream true. He said Vision-2025 and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor would help to realize the dream of economically developed Pakistan.

The minister appreciated the research papers presented at the conference and noted their quality speaks of hard work of researchers. He assured that workable recommendations of research papers would be utilized in policy making.

Professor Ahsan Iqbal, said that in a nation progress ambition plays a pivotal role because to reach for the stars one must have ambition and Vision 2025 is the roadmap to achieve that very ambition.

He said that productivity, quality and innovation, which he called ‘PQI’, would be the slogan for the year 2016 to highlight the importance of these variables for development.

He said that emotional capital is as important as other factors, such as human capital, physical capital, etc. for progress.