Focus of China visit to be acquisition of technology for economic self-reliance:PM


Islamabad, Oct 31 (TNS): Prime Minister Imran Khan has said focus of his upcoming visit to China would be on acquisition of technology to make Pakistan self reliant economically. He said this during a meeting with Members of Punjab Assembly in Lahore.

Imran Khan described China as the most important friend of Pakistan. He said the major issue his government had to face after coming to power was the current account deficit.

Prime Minister said Saudi Arabia extended unconditional financial assistance to Pakistan.

He said now with a system of punishment and reward in place, performance of all the ministers will be evaluated and those not performing well will be replaced.

He said Pakistan Citizens Portal has been launched to check corruption.

The prime minister questioned, with reference to the PML-N’s demand that how a person facing charges of corruption could become the Chairman of Public Accounts Committee. He said the government’s priority is to improve governance and catch the big thieves without any disturbance to the poor. He said with focus on health and education, the PTI government is aiming to turn Pakistan into a welfare state.

Members of the provincial assembly expressed their full confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.

The members also presented various suggestions to the prime minister for improving governance in different areas.

Meanwhile, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Investment, and Industries Abdul Razak Dawood has said the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China is aimed at further expanding the scope of China Pakistan Economic Corridor .

He said this while addressing a ceremony held to promote business promotion between Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and All Pakistan Chinese Enterprises Association in Islamabad.

The adviser said Pakistan would further develop and flourish after completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

He said the government is introducing new reforms in all sectors for socio economic development of the country.