Pakistan welcomes Japanese businesses in all sectors: PM

PM directs info ministry to pay print, electronic media arrears before Eid

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OUR CORRESPONDENT

ISLAMABAD

Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday while appreciating Japan’s role as key development partner, said Pakistan was ready to welcome Japanese businesses in all the sectors of national economy. He, in a meeting with Ambassador of Japan Kuninori Matsuda who called on him here, highlighted the areas of investment including human resource development, information technology, tourism and agriculture to further deepen mutually beneficial cooperation.

The Japanese ambassador discussed the areas of bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Japan. The prime minister underscored that his government was determined to overcome the current economic challenges through peace and development-oriented, investment friendly and people centric strategies.

The two sides expressed satisfaction over the upward trajectory in bilateral relations between Pakistan and Japan. The Japanese envoy assured his government’s full support to enhance bilateral relations with Pakistan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has given approval to the Rs100 billion worth Kamyab Jawan Program after holding an important meeting with his special assistant on youth affairs Usman Dar. Economic empowerment, internships and green youth movement are also included in the Kamyab Jawan Program while skilled youth will be given loans through start-up program.

While meeting with Usman Dar, PM Khan said that the program will generate opportunities to empower youth and employments and the government will make all-out efforts for welfare of the young generation as its role cannot be neglected for the development of the country. Millions of youth will be benefitted with the Kamyab Jawan programme and it will help them to fulfill their dreams, said Usman Dar.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday directed the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to take measures for payment of arrears to the print and electronic media before Eid. Chairing a meeting held here to discuss the payment of dues to print and electronic media, the prime minister asked the Information Ministry to hold consultation with the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) on the subject

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