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Nine industrial zones to be set up under CPEC: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday said that nine industrial zones will be set up in the country under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project during next 2-3 years which will generate huge employment opportunities. "With the inception of CPEC political ties between Pakistan and China have been turned into a true economic relationship," he said in an interview with Radio Pakistan. He said that the coal-powered projects of 1320 megawatts capacity each had been completed in…

Successful PSL final indicates backbone of terrorists broken: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said the successful staging of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Karachi is a clear manifestation that backbone of terrorists had been broken. "The armed forces, police and the people of Pakistan have jointly defeated terrorism and restored peace in the country because of which economy is also improving," he said while addressing a ceremony in Islamabad. The interior minister also announced to celebrate a three-day spring festival in Islamabad from April 6 of…

Govt showing restraint towards sit-in protesters to avoid bloodshed: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said those demonstrating sit-in at Faizabad Interchange had political motives as they wanted to exploit the common men on the name of the Prophethood for the next general elections. "We are trying to hold dialogue with the protesters at all levels. The government is also taking measures to ease the movement of the residents of the twin cities," he said while talking to media in Islamabad. Ahsan Iqbal said the protesters wanted to replicate the Lal Masjid and Model Town…

Teachers should produce brains which could emerge as scientists: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said continuously new advancements are taking place in education and teachers should produce brains which in future could emerge as scientists. “Political stability and hard work will make Pakistan one of the top twenty-five economies of the world by 2025,” he said while addressing a prize distribution ceremony at a school in Lahore. He said optimistic approach was must to turn the dreams of progress into reality The minister said the…

Pakistan to be included in top 25 economies under Vision 2025: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said Pakistan will be included in top 25 economies of the world under Vision 2025. “Pakistan will be among top 10 economies of the world by 2047,” he said while addressing the convocation ceremony of Hamdard University in Islamabad. He said China Pakistan Economic Corridor has made Pakistan the most beloved country and center of world. Ahsan Iqbal said that CPEC has made Pakistan a rising nation among the world community. He said that…

People to foil any foul attempt on Nov 30: minister

The minister said political stability was imperative to steer the country out of crises. He was talking to journalists in Lahore. Iqbal said all the political parties would have to play their role for political stability in the country. He said the people would foil the efforts to disrupt the process of development on November 30. The Minister said peace and stability is necessary for foreign investment.