Pakistan needs ‘economic march’: Ahsan

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KARACHI, July 27 (APP): Federal Minister for Planning and
Development Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said Pakistan needed an ‘economic march’ instead of ‘political march’ to join the list of countries with the strongest economy in 2025.

Pakistan Stock Exchange was an emerging stock market in the region, which reflected the growing confidence of investors, he said while addressing a ceremony in Pakistan Stock Exchange Karachi and later talking to mediamen.

He said the government was committed to eliminate terrorism from the country and overcome the energy crisis. It was paying attention to all the sectors with special focus on economic growth and education, he added.

The minister said Rs 115 billion had been invested in Railways, while steps were taken to improve the performance of Pakistan International Airlines, which would soon join the world’s best airlines.

“We welcome the new chief cinister of Sindh and the federal
government is working for equitable development of all the provinces”, he said.

Ahsan said the CPEC project would be completed in 2025.

Speaking on the occasion, PSE Chairman Munir Kamal said the rapid growth of stock market was the reflection of the government’s positive policies.