Political stability vital for attaining sustainable development: Ahsan


Islamabad, July 11 (TNS): Amid political crisis after the publication of JIT report, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal says political stability is vital for attaining sustainable development and prosperity in the country.

Addressing PML-N youth convention in Islamabad on Tuesday afternoon, he said whenever the country embarks upon a path of progress, anti-developmental elements become active to create political instability.

The Minister said anti-development forces are busy in hatching conspiracies to break the current momentum of expeditious development in the country.

He said the back of terrorism has been broken and the country’s security forces have rendered unmatched sacrifices. He said tourism is thriving in the country as a result of improved law and order situation.

He said huge investment has been made in human resource, energy, and infrastructure sectors. He said 10,000 megawatt of electricity will be added to the national grid by next year.

Ahsan Iqbal said world financial institutions are now acknowledging the economic achievements of Pakistan and predicting that Pakistan will be among top twenty economies by 2030.

He said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will prove to be a milestone in country’s history, and it will make Pakistan a trade hub in the region.