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Pakistan made notable progress in boosting its economy: consul general

CHICAGO: Pakistan retail market is the third largest retail market in Asia and will cross $200 billion by 2020, Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, the country’s consul general in Chicago, told a group of faculty students at the Loyola University.

He said Pakistan’s foreign investment policies are attractive, liberal and consistent.

Tirmizi said that Pakistan’s geographical proximity with Afghanistan made the country more important for the United States.

Pakistan, he said, was on the front line in the struggle against terrorism and had made “great sacrifices” and “important contributions” in the fight. Pakistan was perhaps the only country where extremist elements were being effectively pushed back without any external help.

Tirmizi said Pakistan could share its experience in combating terrorism with all friendly countries. including the US.

The consul general spoke about Pakistan’s contributions in the two significant achievements of the US foreign policy — the US-China rapprochement and the defeat of communism.



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