A two-day International Investment Conference began in Islamabad on Monday.

Speaking in Nuqta-e-Nazar program of Radio Pakistan, analyst Arshad Ansari said: “International Investment Conference is of vital importance and it should have been conducted earlier. Point of focus of investors was on production. There should be friendly policies for the foreign investors. Many national and international delegations participated in this conference. The investment should be utilized to overcome energy crisis. Economy has been affected to a great extent because of the sit-ins. PM participated in the conference to convey a strong message to the investors and to motivate them.”

Senior journalist Maqbool Elahi Malik said: “Government has made many efforts to conduct International Investment Conference and this conference will be result- oriented. PM has assured the investors that the investment would be utilized on power projects to overcome energy crisis. Government and Pak Army have been focusing on elimination of terrorism from the country. Investments in oil and gas industry would be a positive gesture. PM has said nation has rejected the politics of sit-ins.” 

Economist Shahid Hassan Siddiqui said: “PML-N has an agenda to focus on investment on different projects in the country. Government has been concentrating on investment in different sectors. The main interest of government of Pakistan is to seek investment in power production. Operation Zarb-e-Azb continues successfully that would motivate the foreign investors to invest in Pakistan.”

Senior journalist Nawaz Raza said: “Government could not be destabilized by force. Nation has been appreciating the performance of elected government. So, the protestors could do nothing to destabilize the government. Leaders of both the protesting parties have been unsuccessful. Tahirul Qadri has realized the situation and called of his sit-in. Imran Khan should also follow suit.”

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