Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says several international investors are eager to invest in the country due to sound economic policies of the government.

Addressing National Excellency Awards distribution ceremony in Lahore today  he said conspiracies against the country had been foiled. 

He said the country's economy is growing speedily and the GDP growth has reached at 5.3 per cent this year which is the highest in last ten years.

The minister said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved internship for 20,000 engineers and 100,000 youths will be trained in the information technology.

He said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a practical picture of Pak-China friendship. Participation of sixty-five countries in One Belt One Road Conference was an example of success of the project.

The minister said the biggest investment of history was being made in the energy sector in Pakistan and an 10,000 megawatt electricity will be added to the national grid till 2018.

Ahsan Iqbal  said land had been purchased at a cost of one billion US dollar for Diamir Bhasha Dam. It is planned that 30,000 to 40,000 megawatt electricity will be produced from projects at the Indus River with the help of China.    

He said the Lahore-Karachi Motorway project would be completed in 2018, while work on roads and highways is in full swing in Balochistan.


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