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No country can make progress without industrial development, says PM Imran Khan

No country can make progress without industrial development, says PM Imran Khan
February 22, 2022 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that no country can make progress without the industrial development.

During a conversation with Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen and Industrial Minister Khusru Bakhtiar on Tuesday, he said that it was top priority of the government to enhance the industrial base of the country.

"For the first time, a comprehensive policy has been introduced for the small and medium industry. The industrial sector is making progress due to business-friendly policies," he maintained.

Meanwhile, Uzbekistan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov called on Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The prime minister underscored the close fraternal relations between both countries and expressed Pakistan’s resolve to forge closer ties with Uzbekistan in all spheres covering trade, agriculture, energy, and people-to-people contacts.

He said that he was looking forward to the visit of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Pakistan in March 2022. While emphasizing that regional connectivity and integration is the cornerstone of economic growth and development, Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated Pakistan’s strong commitment to the Trans-Afghan Railway project.

The prime minister underlined the importance of security and stability in Afghanistan for advancing connectivity agenda leading to regional prosperity. He also reiterated the urgent need to address the humanitarian and economic challenges in Afghanistan to alleviate human sufferings.

He underscored the importance of resumption of direct air flights between Lahore and Tashkent to enhance tourism, business linkages and people-to-people contacts. He also stressed on finalizing all pending bilateral MoUs and Agreements, particularly the Preferential Trade Agreement. Deputy Prime Minister Sardor Umurzakov conveyed greetings for the prime minister from the Uzbek President.