Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Monday, said that after overcoming the most difficult challenge of stabilizing the economy during the first six months of the government, the focus is now on the promotion of economic growth in the country.
With trade and investment being an important pillar of the present government’s foreign policy, there was a positive sentiment among the international community towards the country’s economy which needed to be capitalized, he added.
The Prime Minister expressed these views during the meeting with a delegation of business community leaders and representatives.
He said that the government is also working on a comprehensive plan to encourage non-tax payers and informal sectors to join the documented economy. In this regard, he invited the business community to give their input and recommendations.
Minister for Finance Asad Umar, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtyar, Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan, Adviser to PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to PM on Institutional Reforms Dr. Ishrat Husain and Board of Investment Chairman Haroon Sharif were present in the meeting.
The business community leaders agreed with the policies followed by the government and the steps being taken to reduce the cost of doing business and improve the ease of doing business in the country.
The Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) president briefed the premier about the plan of holding an international investment conference, which would highlight Pakistan’s economic potential in front of the global community.