Efforts in full swing to overcome energy crisis: Miftah
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and National Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said that the perception and image of Pakistan at the world level is now being positively improved due the great Pak-China economic partnership.
Speaking in Radio Pakistan’s program, Chairman, Board of Investment Dr. Miftah Ismail said: “Some political parties have expressed reservations on routes of China Pakistan Economic Corridor. PM had called a meeting of political leadership for briefing on the routes of the project. But, still some elements have been spreading rumors and disinformation that routes have been changed. Prime Minister has constituted a unit to investigate this issue. The unit comprises of very capable personnel. Government has been focusing on overcoming energy crisis with the support of China. A further 900 MW electricity will be produced through Solar Power Project in Bahawalpur. Many other power projects are also under process.”
Senator Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Abdul Qayyum said: “Nation should support armed forces in war against terrorism and they need to keep an eye on the surroundings to observe any illegal activity. Armed forces have successfully been launching operation Zarb-e-Azb and Karachi operations to flush out terrorists and criminal elements from the country. Intelligence agencies should share the information with each other about terrorists’ in order to eradicate the menace of terrorism from our country. Government and armed forces have vowed to continue the war against terrorism till the elimination of last terrorist.”
Economist Dr. Shahid Hassan Siddiqui said: “Inflation rate in the country has been reduced to a great extent and continuous increase in foreign reserves has been observed. Government should focus on quality education. Economy of the country has been improving with every passing day. Tax reforms system needs some improvement in order to increase collection of taxes. Government should facilitate the common man. Everyone should pay taxes honestly to support the government in efforts to improve the economy of the country.”