President, PM review overall situation, development projects

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President, PM review overall situation, development projects

ISLAMABAD, Aug 1 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday reviewed the ongoing development and energy projects, security situation, state of the national economy and operation Zarb-e-Azb.

They resolved that the government would continue pursuing its agenda of economic development for overall national progress and urged all to cooperate with the government in completion of the development projects.

The President noted with appreciation that the national economy was thriving due to the sound economic policies of the government, which was also being acknowledged by the international financial institutions.

He was talking to the Prime Minister, who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, said a press release.

They discussed the overall situation in the country and exchanged views on matters of national importance.

President Mamnoon Hussain congratulated Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on regaining good health and expressed his optimism that he would continue to serve the people of Pakistan with full vigour.

The Prime Minister briefed the President on policies and decisions of the government on various issues.

Both the leaders agreed that completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would usher in an era of progress and prosperity for the whole country, besides generating business and employment opportunities for the benefit of the people.

The progress of operation Zarb-e-Azb also came under discussion and the two leaders expressed satisfaction at its success and reiterated that the operation would continue till its logical conclusion.

Both the leaders praised the sacrifices of the armed forces and law enforcement personnel in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

“The two resolved that determination of the nation would deter and defeat all the evil forces and the country would be put on the path to progress,” it added.

Both the leaders reviewed the regional situation and reiterated Pakistan’s desire to have friendly relations with all the neighbouring countries for peace and prosperity in the region.

The President expressed satisfaction at the performance of Pakistan Stock Exchange, hoping that it would continue reaching new heights.