PM vows to change Pakistan into a developed country

Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed his resolve to change Pakistan into a moderate and developed country.

Addressing the participants of National Defense course in NDU Islamabad Tuesday‚ he said Pakistan is desirous of tranquillity on its borders. He said we want to live in peace with our neighbours including Afghanistan and India.

He said Pakistan cannot progress without peace.

He said Afghanistan is an important neighbour. He said he in his meetings with Afghan President Hamid Karzai has assured that Pakistan will not interfere in internal matters of his country.

He said Pakistan fully supports afghan-led and afghan-owned peace process. The Prime Minister said Pakistan also wishes to resolve all outstanding disputes with India.

He said democracy is country’s asset. He said if constitution is not respected and rule of law is not enforced‚ no state can progress.

He said Pakistan can become a developed nation by maintaining balance among institutions and establishing supremacy of law.

He said the country is facing formidable security and economic challenges‚ however the government has taken effective measures including standby IMF agreement‚ clearing of circular debt‚ five-year development plan and subsequent vision 2025.

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