ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the media to play its role in highlighting positive economic indicators for strengthening the confidence of investors.
“With the economic indicators depicting improvement, the government’s efforts to stabilise the country’s economy has started bringing positive results,” PM Imran Khan said while talking to senior journalists and anchorpersons in Islamabad.
On the opposition’s announcement for sit-in protest, he said that the present government fully believed in democratic norms and principles and that was why it had constituted a negotiating team to hold talks with the opposition.
He said the opposition enjoyed full liberty to exercise its democratic right. “However, this right should be used in accordance with the country’s law, constitution and the decisions of higher judiciary,” he stressed.
The prime minister said media was also a stakeholder in the country’s progress and development. He said the government would welcome support of the media to bring stability in the country and meet current challenges.
Expressing the government’s commitment in highlighting the Kashmir issue at international forums, he said the government would continue to make every possible effort to expose the Indian government’s atrocities against the innocent people of the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir internationally.
Imran Khan said it was because of the government’s efforts that the Kashmir issue had been internationalized as the foreign media was also highlighting the situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
To a query about the health of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan said he had already issued directives to provide the best medical care to him.
On Oct 18, Director Middle East and Central Asia Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Jihad Azour had appreciated the progress made by Pakistan towards economic stabilization as well as the government’s commitment to the reform process.
The IMF director had said this in a meeting with Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Hafeez Shaikh and his delegation in Washington. They discussed the implementation of the ongoing IMF program.