ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Interior Ahsan Iqbal has said due to the prudent policies of the government the challenge of terrorism has been overcome and put on the track of progress and development.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of three-day Sustainable Development Conference in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the menace of terrorism has been overcome and the remnants of terrorism are linked to cross-border activity from Afghanistan.
He said the Government focused on sustainable growth and laid down the roadmap for economic development under the Vision 2025.
Ahsan Iqbal said it is important that the economic growth is aligned with social equality and inclusiveness.
He said we should set aside political differences and focus on economic revival.
The Minister said Pakistanis are a well equipped generation and collaboration between public and private sector is significant to confront the modern day challenges.
He said efforts for revival of economy and security of the country have been acknowledged internationally as Pakistan is being ranked among top economies by 2030.
Addressing Indian delegates present at the Conference Ahsan Iqbal said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor is a project of connectivity, cooperation and prosperity and not a conspiracy or a security threat.
Earlier in his welcome note the Executive Director of SDPI Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, said the theme of Conference is ‘Seventy Years of Development: Way Forward’ under which we will try to measure the milestones achieved so far and ponder over future plan of action.