Dr. Mirza Ikhtiyar Baig (Economist):
The incumbent government is pursuing economic-centric policies and the government is taking corrective measures for economic revival. The government has credibility and potential to address economic challenges. Efforts are being done to create prudent and conducive environment for international investors. Timely completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is priority of the government. Prime Minister Imran Khan is more interested in up gradation of Information Technology and tourism sectors. There is a strong Indian lobby in the United States, which continuously propagates anti Pakistan propaganda to defame Pakistan at the international level. Incumbent government is doing efforts to strengthen Pakistani lobby to counter such false propaganda.
Dr. Aliya Hashmi (Economist):
Foreign Direct investment is imperative for economic prosperity. Pakistan is in the final phase of IMF bailout process. The incumbent government is committed to improve economic outlook of the country without putting extra burden on common citizens. It is a major challenge to negotiate with IMF without agreeing on their all terms. The overseas Pakistan should invest in Pakistan.PTI led government is taking corrective measures to facilitate international investors. The businessmen have to face many difficulties in initiating any business in the country due to difficult registration process. The incumbent government is in contact with the international financial institutes for possible financial support. The economic centric policies of the government are appreciable.
Dr. Saboor Ghayur (Economist):
PTI led government is committed for economic reforms and pursuing pro investment policies to improve economic situation of the country. It is focus of the government to facilitate and motivate overseas Pakistani business community to invest in Pakistan and serve the nation. The incumbent government has made business friendly policies to attract international investors. Pakistan has great potential to invest in the sector of agriculture and manufacturing. Economic development is linked with industrial prosperity and business activities would generate job opportunities. Tax reforms, increase in exports and institutional reforms are imperative for economic development.
Dr. Zahid Anwar Khan (Expert on Afghan Affairs):
Ground reality of Afghanistan suggests that negotiation is the ultimate solution to Afghan dispute and military solution is not going to resolve the issue. Pakistan has clear stance that Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process is imperative to achieve Afghan crises. Pakistan is a peaceful country and we have always endorsed every initiative taken for regional peace. Pakistan has played a significant role for the success of Afghan reconciliation process. Sustainable peace in Afghanistan is in the best interest of Pakistan. All the stakeholders must play their positive role in resolving the issue. Taliban should also show flexibility for success of Afghan peace process. It is responsibility of the international community to take concrete steps for Afghan reconciliation and help Pakistan to resolve the dispute.
Dr. A.Z. Hilali (IR Expert):
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has rightly mentioned that Pakistan has always emphasized that political and diplomatic solution is essential to resolve Afghan crisis. Dialogue between concerned stakeholders is the ultimate and viable solution to resolve all outstanding issues in Afghanistan. It is diplomatic victory of Pakistan that United States administration has finally endorsed Pakistan’s stance for Afghan peace. Pakistan is committed to facilitate Afghan reconciliation process by utilizing all possible resources. Pakistan has played a significant role for regional peace. Peaceful Afghanistan is vital for Pakistan’s economic development and sustainable peace. Complete withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan is legitimate demand of the Taliban. Any delay in reconciliation process from US administration will escalate tension in Afghanistan.
Dr. Rasheed Ahmed Khan (Expert on Afghan Affairs):
Taliban should refrain from conducting any subversive activity for the success of peace process. All the stakeholders should show flexibility. The recent threat of attacks from the Taliban will escalate tension and add to the sufferings of the innocent civilian. Any attack from the Taliban will weaken their footing in Afghan reconciliation process. Afghanistan is a war-torn country and any aggressive act from Taliban will further escalate tension in the country and would adversely affect the peace process.