PM: (Govt committed for betterment of private sector: PM)


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said the economy of country was turning around with good growth rate and the government was committed to providing conducive economic environment to the private sector.

Talking to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Jin Liqun here at the PM House, the prime minister said that the government had invested a lot of resources in energy sector. He said that several infrastructure projects with the help of China had been initiated. He said that linking Pakistan with Central Asia through a quality road network was the government’s priority.

He said that Gwadar was being upgraded as a modern sea port to provide access to the landlocked Central Asian states. Jin thanked the prime minister for support of the Pakistan government and his personal support in establishing the AIIB Bank. He said that the bank was specifically established to assist the Asian countries, and that the majority of the shares of the bank were held by Asian countries.

Jin said that Pakistan is the first country of his visit after the establishment of the bank and appreciated the performance of Pakistan’s economic team for improving the economic outlook of the country. Jin said that AIIB will assist Pakistan in infrastructure projects and other economically productive projects in cost efficient and effective manner.