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Economic Corridor to bring about prosperity: Ahsan Iqbal

SAMAA | - Posted: May 8, 2015 | Last Updated: 7 years ago
Posted: May 8, 2015 | Last Updated: 7 years ago

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Planning Prof Ahsan Iqbal Thursday said the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor would bring about prosperity and development across the country.

He was talking to the media here at the Lahore Expo Centre.

The Minister reiterated the government's firm resolve to restore peace and stability in the country after eliminating terrorism and lawlessness.

The minister said due to policies of the current government, the world community started considering Pakistan as an investment heaven for businessmen that was a good sign.

He criticised PTI Chairman Imran Khan's attitude for initiating blame game against the elected government in the name of election rigging.

He said it was just because of policies of the federal government that Pakistan was going to take off for economic growth, prosperity and development adding that Imran Khan could not digest big achievements of the PML-N government.

To a question about the reservation of some people on the route of the Pak-China Economic Corridor, he said this was the agenda of enemies of Pakistan to make this mega project controversial in the country.

He said those giving statements against this project were initiating the enemy agenda to push the country back.

He advised the PTI chief to express maturity in the national politics and stop blame game against the PML-N government.

He said Imran Khan should focus on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and make it new Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Ahsan Iqbal said the government had decided to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the election tribunal verdict on Khawaja Saad Rafiq case because there was no evidence of rigging, conspiracy and unfair means on part of Saad Rafiq.

He said it was very unfortunate that Imran Khan was leveling allegations against returning officers of election who all were from judiciary and the PTI blame game might cause damage to the national institution.

He said the government formed the Judical Commission to probe the rigging but Imran Khan had no evidence of rigged polls and started asking to the commission to dig out proofs by itself that was an irony.

Earlier, the minister gave medals and awards to the engineers from across the country on their achievement. – APP

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