Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal says Pakistan needs an economic march instead of political march to join the rank of strong economies in 2025.   

He said this while addressing a ceremony at Pakistan Stock Exchange and later talking to media men in Karachi on Wednesday.   

Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistan Stock Exchange is an emerging stock market in the region, which reflects the growing confidence of investors in the country's economy.

He said the government is committed to eliminate terrorism from the country and overcome the energy crisis.

The Minister said the government is focusing special attention to all sectors with special emphasis on infrastructure, economic growth and education.    

Ahsan Iqbal said 115 billion rupees have been invested in Pakistan Railways, while steps are taken to improve the performance of Pakistan International Airlines, which will soon join the world's best airlines.

He welcomed new Chief Minister of Sindh and said the federal government is working for equitable development of all the provinces.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan Stock Exchange Chairman Munir Kamal said the rapid growth of stock market reflects the government's positive policies.

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