Published: Wed, September 05, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

PM Imran Khan ropes in foreign experts to rebuild Pakistan's debt-ridden economy

PM Imran Khan ropes in foreign experts to rebuild Pakistan's debt-ridden economy

The campaign, as part of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's billion tree 'Tsunami 2018' drive, aims to plant 10 billion saplings across the country in the next five years, it said.

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has chaired a meeting on construction of the "05 Million Housing programme" for of low-cost/affordable housing.

Referring to the global agreements inherited from the previous government, Khan said his government would review all of them and would cancel any that were proven to be against the national interest. India later also boycotted the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation meeting that Pakistan was scheduled to host in November 2016.

Regarding his team, Imran said he was not responsible for the past of individuals he had inducted in his team.

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua wanted the prime minister to attend the call but Imran remarked, "Tell him to call in 30 minutes".

Sufi believed that it is a very positive development because political leaders, including the pro-India, have also thrown weight behind Khan's policies to peacefully resolve disputes with India. "We're working with the security institutions in accordance with the constitution", he said in reply to a question.

The Prime Minister stressed upon the need for improving governance, service delivery, transparency and promoting merit at all levels in order to capitalize the huge potential of the country.

The Pakistani premier said his country welcomes any opportunity to improve all-out relations with Iran, particularly in trade and economic sectors. It was the first bilateral engagement between the two neighbors since Khan came into power.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in Pakistan on Thursday on a two-day visit, held detailed talks with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Foreign Ministry. He said his party had never formed the government before and lacked full understanding of some issues, adding that when the PTI had formed the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government after the 2013 general elections, it had taken them 100 days just to fully understand the scope of the issues facing them.

Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman, a professor at the National Defense University in Islamabad, viewed that tension-free relations with neighbors are a key aspect of Pakistan's diplomacy.

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