Political challenges as Nawaz, Zardari eliminated, says Fawad Ch
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday that the political challenges as former president Asif Ali Zardari and former premier Nawaz Sharif has been eliminated.
Addressing a function at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Pakistan’s image in the world has improved as a result of the government’s steps in foreign policy and economic sector. “Pakistan came out from big challenge as the default. Now trying to improve the economy,” he said.
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said British Airways is going to resume is operation from Pakistan, adding it is proof for betterment of Pakistan. He said the opening of Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims will also bring economic benefits.
The minister said that Pakistan’s relations with the United States are improving. He also said the United States has thanked Pakistan for facilitating in negotiations with the Afghan Taliban.
Fawad told that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have helped Pakistan in addressing the economic crisis. He said Saudi Arabia plans to install oil refinery in Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates has also expressed interest to invest in Pakistan.
The Information Minister said positive trend has been witnessed in filing of tax returns as 1.5 million people have filed tax turns this year.
He said measures are being taken to increase exports and encourage foreign investment and small and medium enterprises. He said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor was early focused on infrastructure, but now it is being expanded with the inclusion of agriculture and other sectors in it.
The information minister said steps have been initiated against corruption and money laundering.