Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal says political stability and continuity of polices are imperative for sustainable development.

Addressing a Project Award ceremony at Higher Education Commission in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said that harmony among all segments of the society is essential for progress and development.

The Minister said that there are few negative elements that are trying to halt the process of fast paced country's development and fanning conflicts in the country.

He said as a result of prudent policies of the government Pakistan is very near to its goal of inclusion among top twenty-five economies by year 2025. He said the world institutions are also acknowledging that Pakistan will be among top twenty economies by year 2030.

Ahsan Iqbal said the government has made historic investment in energy sector of the country. He said there is no any single case of corruption against the government as it believes in transparency and merit.

He said that the government is striving for the betterment of education sector and several measures have been adopted in this regard.

During the ceremony, HEC awarded 31 projects under Technology Development Fund to PhD scholars in order to develop new technologies relevant to country's socio-economic needs.

Later talking to media, he said that there are political motives behind panama papers case. He said that the Prime Minister has set a precedent by presenting himself and his family for accountability.

He said, in contrary, PTI chairman is running from accountability and busy in ridiculing the constitutional institutions of the country.

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