Steps being taken to improve economy, streamline system: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal Saturday said Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) government was taking steps to bring about improvement in the economy besides streamlining system in different sectors.

He said focus was being given to ensure development in all sectors.

Talking to Pakistan Television channel, he said foreign investors had reposed confidence in the leadership and dynamic policies of the present government.

He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had visited Balochistan and taken keen interest in the fast development of these areas.

He said Gawador Port, Gadani and other mega projects would be completed in near future to facilitate the masses.

The Minister said China was investing a huge amount in the energy sector.

He said several power projects would help resolve the problem of loadshedding.

Ahsan Iqbal said Ministry of Planning and Development was fully functioning to ensure progress in all the sectors.

Replying to a question, he said there was a need to work together to make progress and prosperity for the people.

He said PML-N had clear agenda to put the country on the path of speedy development. He added that all available resources were being utilized to achieve this objective.

The Federal Minister said Prime Minister Loan Scheme for youth would help bring results soon.

He said Pakistani youth was fully capable to take the country forward.

To another question he said Pakistan’s economy was presenting a bleak picture during the period of previous governments.

He said PML-N government after coming into power was making efforts to increase GDP, literacy rate, stock market besides taking steps for stabilizing the prices of daily use items.