Pak-China industrial partnership to uplift industrial sector: PM

Pak moving in right trajectory with goals oriented policy of socio-economic prosperity: PM

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Prime Minister Imran Khan performed the ground-breaking of a 100 million dollars automobile manufacturing and assembly unit in Islamabad today that besides the regular models, would also produce electric vehicles.

A Chinese motor company, MG Motors will invest and start local production of these vehicles in Pakistan by mid this year.

Addressing the ground-breaking ceremony, the Prime Minister said China is Pakistan’s biggest ally in industrialisation and is supporting the country in achieving its goals of economic prosperity through industrial development.

He said Pakistan could learn a great deal from China, as its economic model best suits the country.

Imran Khan said the present government is in consultation with the Chinese government on ways to enhance exports.

He said Pakistan is also working with China in agriculture, particularly seed development and productivity increase.

The Prime Minister said New Year 2021 would be the year of economic growth, wherein Pakistan would flourish while benefiting from its experiences in confronting various challenges.

He said the New Year would also witness business-friendly policies and incentives for industries for wealth creation and ending of poverty.

He said the construction and textile industries in the country are booming, despite the negative impact caused by Coro

Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan is moving in the right direction with the policies aimed at bringing people out of poverty through wealth creation.

He was speaking at the launching ceremony of new vehicles being introduced in Pakistan, in Islamabad today (Friday).

The Prime Minister said the government will incentivize the business community and the industrial sector that will lead to increasing exports. He said the wealth creation through exports will be used for uplift of the living standard of the ordinary people in the country.

Imran Khan said the government will focus on industrial development during the current year that will have a positive impact on economic growth. He said cement and textile sectors have recorded fast growth in the recent months. He said 2021 will be the year of economic growth.

The Prime Minister said his two major public welfare objectives during the current year are ensuring universal health coverage through Health Card Scheme and launching of an initiative under Ehsaas Program to make sure that no one goes to bed hungry.

Describing the Chinese model of development as the most suitable model for Pakistan, the Prime Minister said Pakistan desires to learn from China in industrial development and agriculture. He said the government will make efforts for relocation of the Chinese industries at Pakistan’s Special Economic Zones.

The Prime Minister said the government has dealt with the Covid-19 challenge in an effective manager. He said Pakistan is among the few countries, which have been appreciated by the WHO for better handling the pandemic. He said we followed the policy of saving lives as well as livelihood of people.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated all the exporters on achieving record exports last month with a growth of 18 percent over the previous year.

In a tweet, he appreciated the development and urged the exporters to keep up this trend.

The Prime Minister said a major pillar of our government’s economic policy is export enhancement and we will provide full support to promote export culture.

Prime Minister Imran Khan says we are moving forward to making Pakistan a welfare state.

In a series of tweets today (Friday), he said our Ehsaas programme provides social security and our health card scheme provides the poor with proper medical access.

The Prime Minister said my New Year resolution for 2021 is to complete two projects. One, universal health coverage to all our citizens. It has begun in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and will soon be launched in Punjab and Gilgit-Baltistan. He said we hope other provinces will replicate this programme.

Second, the Prime Minister said, we will also start our most ambitious nationwide project “Koi Bhuka Na Soye” under Ehsaas Programme. By the end of the year, he said, these two projects will move us closer to our goal of making Pakistan a welfare state

About 2020, the Prime Minister said it was a tough year for us and for people across the world because of Covid19. But by the grace of God, we fared far better than most.

Prime Minister Imran Khan today inaugurated a 100 bed Panahgah at Tarnol area of Islamabad and spent first evening of the New Year with the poor and deserving people. This facility has been established in cooperation with Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal and Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Free breakfast and dinner will be provided to the poor people at the Panahgah.

A separate 10 beds have been arranged for women at the facility.

After the inauguration of Panahgah at Tarnol, the number of such facilities in Islamabad has reached to five.

The Prime Minister also visited the TeleHealth Kiosk set up by the EZ Shifa in the shelter home, where he was briefed that the doctors at the facility will provide free medical check-ups to patients under the supervision of more than 500 doctors around the world.

He also visited the shelter and shared a meal with the beneficiaries

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar, Managing Director PBM Aoun Abbas Bappi, and Turkish Ambassador Ihsan Mustafa were also present on the occasion.

 

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