Faisal Javed Khan (Member of the Senate of Pakistan):
The balance of payment is one of the main issues, when PTI government took up reins of the country. The Inherited balance of payment is due to negligence of previous governments. There is no other available option other than approaching IMF, but this will be last time in this regard. The economic growth is the most effective way to pull people out of poverty. As a result of economic policies, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. The incumbent government will try to abolish discriminatory economic policies across the country.
Mushtaq Ahmed Mehar (Former Ambassador):
Prime Minister highlights his vision for a strong and prosperous Pakistan that encourages investment in different sectors. It is significant that the global technology experts, attending the summit will share their experiences on e-governance as development tool. The summit aims to provide all governments with a blueprint for national success, which will ensure a better future for the world's seven billion people. The future of information and communication between government and society is the agenda of the World Organization Summit.
Dr. Abid Qayyum Sulehri (Economist):
It is the first address of Imran Khan as the Prime Minister to any international forum. The Prime Minister has tried to highlight the priorities of its government for economic revival and also motivate the foreign investors to invest in Pakistan. The bailout packages offered by friendly countries will definitely reduce the difficulties; however Pakistan still needs IMF support to overcome fiscal deficit. Pakistan is now in a better position to negotiate with IMF because the government will aim to have a minimum impact on low-income classes.
Dr. Huma Baqai (IR Expert):
The address of Prime Minister Imran Khan to World Government Summit was very balanced and he had covered almost all fields in his speech. The PTI government is paying special attention for economic revival in the country. PM is motivating the foreign investors to invest in Pakistan for better profit ratio. Prime minister also held an important meeting with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, on the brinks of the summit. In my personal opinion, Prime Minister has discussed future course of fiscal cooperation with Pakistan by the IMF and bailout package on easy terms and conditions.
Dr. Noor Fatima (Economist):
The World Government Summit is a global platform dedicated for shaping the future of the governments worldwide. The Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments. Prime Minister Imran Khan is representing the country as he is attending the World Government Summit in Dubai. PM will also address the government representatives at the 7th WGS 2019 and will speak about his vision for the future of Pakistan. This annual gathering of heads of states/government, policy makers, business leaders and experts will provide an occasion to discuss current and future opportunities to improve governance through reform, innovation and technology.