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“Wealth creation” to take Pakistan forward, says PM Khan in Ankara

ANKARA: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Friday stressed upon the notion of “wealth creation” to resolve all the economic woes of Pakistan.  

According to details, the prime minister was addressing a delegation of the Turkey-Pakistan Business Council of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey.

During his address, the premier recalled that, “during the 1970s, Pakistan went off track because we had a socialist mindset which became a deterrent to wealth creation as making profits was considered a sin back then, leaving Pakistan lagging behind.”

PM Khan clarified that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has a “different” approach because “we feel that wealth creation can take Pakistan out of its economic crisis.” He highlighted that the incumbent government’s policies derived from the idea of wealth creation which will help in paying debts and alleviating poverty from the country.

Policies of PTI government are based on the idea of wealth creation: PM Khan

“We, as a government, are now making every effort to remove impediments in the way of investments,” he asserted.

Referring to China as a role model for governance, the prime minister said, “They [China] have taken 700 million people out of poverty in the last 30 years. Our main concern is also to take people out of poverty.”

The Pakistani delegation also discussed the issues faced by Turkish investors in Pakistan. He also informed the Turkish delegation that his government’s top priority was the export sector.

PM Khan is visiting Turkey on the invitation of the Turkish president. He is accompanied by a high level delegation comprising Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Finance Asad Umar, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtyar and others.

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