Dr. Mirza Ikhtiyar Baig (Economist): The Foreign Minister before departing on diplomatic tours had a meeting with economists including me, where he shared his concern on Pakistan's economic situation. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari advocated Pakistan’s case confidently during his visit to the US and expressed our deep concerns on situation in Kashmir. He is hopeful to boost trade with regional and extra regional countries as well as attracting more foreign investment to the country. China Pakistan Economic Corridor is theframework of regional connectivity. CPEC will not only benefit China and Pakistan, but will also have positive impact on Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asian Republics, and the region. CPEC is a ray of hope for better region in the future with peace, development and growth of economy.
Maiza Hameed (MNA): Since the PML-N has come into power, they are trying to provide people as much relief as they can in terms of prices of items of daily use, petroleum and other areas. As the people suffered from the dreadful situation during the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced a 10-days long celebrations regarding Youm-e-Takbir which is also a relief to the people to celebrate with gratifying experience.
Ejaz Ahmad (Environmentalist): Climate change is a global phenomenon which requires long-term planning and initiatives to overcome such situations. First of all, we have to find out the root causes of heat wave and tackle these efficiently, so that we can have fruitful results. Record breaking hot weather has been observed in South Asia during the months of March & April which was due to our negligence regarding climate change and its consequences. Glaciers are also melting down fast due to severe hot weather. Carbon through greenhouse gases as well as vehicle emissions is increasing day by day. Therefore, better plans and policies are required to restore our natural environment for the coming generations.