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Pakistan’s growth rate has surprised everyone: PM

PM Imran Khan launched the Rashakai prioritized Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near Nowshera. Source: PID.

NOWSHERA: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government is taking steps to incentivize investors for the promotion of industrialization and increasing exports in the country.

Addressing the ceremony of commercial launch of Rashakai prioritized Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near Nowshera, the prime minister said hurdles are being removed to facilitate the local and foreign investors to invest in Pakistan.

PM Imran Khan emphasized on establishing export-based industry in the country for wealth creation. He said the future of Pakistan lies in industrialization.

He said Rashakai SEZ is being established under CPEC, adding that Pakistan has great potential and can learn a lot from the fast industrial growth of China.

He directed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to give land at the zone on lease instead of selling it to avoid real estate speculations. He also advised for ensuring one window operation to facilitate the investors.

PM Imran Khan said the government’s prudent economic policies have started yielding positive results, and the 4 percent growth has surprised everyone. 

He said the PTI government had to pass through a difficult time for one and a half years; however now the difficult time is over. “Thanks to God, the country has passed the testing times, good days are around the corner.”

He said the government is taking steps to ensure the economic stability sustainable. “We inherited the biggest deficit in the country’s history. The lack of funding from the friendly countries would have bankrupted the nation,” he added.

He said the government’s successful policy to deal with COVID-19 pandemic has helped save lives and livelihood. He also urged the overseas Pakistanis to send their funds through banking channels in the country.