Pakistan’s economy to take off in 2020: PM

Prime Minister orders country-wide crackdown on profiteers

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our correspondent
ISLAMABAD
Expressing hope, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Pakistan’s economy will take off in year 2020. Addressing a ceremony here PM Imran said that stock market boosted and dollar stabilized in the past year owing to the effective measures taken by the incumbent government. No doubt the nation had to go through a tough time, he said and added that hard times come to test nations.
The prime minister vowed that the government will steer the country out of all crises and added that his vision is to transform Pakistan into a welfare state. Talking about higher education, PM Imran said that provision of quality education to students was his top priority.
He said that Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) had declared acquiring education a sacred obligation and added that major reason behind the prevailing situation of the nation was not giving priority to education. The prime minister maintained that they will ensure transparency and merit in all sectors.
Underlining his vision of building Pakistan on the pattern of the State of Madina, PM Imran said humanity, rule of law and education will be focused during the PTI government. He said that the government will ensure provision of essential commodities at utility stories at lower rates and introduce Insaf Cards.
PM Imran said tourism and construction sectors will be given special importance during the current year, which will bolster national economy. Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed all the federal ministers to focus all their attention on taking steps aimed at improving the living standard of the common people. This was stated by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed Khan in a tweet on Wednesday.
PM Imran Khan also said the Pakistani economy was stabilised under Prime Minister Khan’s leadership in the year 2019, which was acknowledged by global economic forecasters. In 2020, the people will get the fruits of this stabilisation, he added.
Taking notice of artificial inflation, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed a country-wide crackdown against the elements involved in profiteering and adulteration in food items. Presiding over a high-level meeting in Islamabad to control prices of food items, PM Imran directed all provincial governments to take effective administrative actions to control the rising prices and timely planning to maintain the demand and supply of basic items, Radio Pakistan reported.
He said possible efforts should also be made to eradicate food adulteration using modern technology. The prime minister said he will review the progress in this regard on weekly basis through video conference and exchange views to address the problems being faced by the general public will be continued. The meeting also reviewed the progress of launching of application Durust Daam in big cities of all provinces and crackdown against adulteration in food items. The meeting was attended by Commerce Advisor Abdul Razzak Daud, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, chief ministers Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, federal secretaries and chief secretaries of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh.

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