PM terms good governance base of progress

F.P. Report

DUBAI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has declared good governance base of progress and development.

Addressing the ‘World Government Summit’ in Dubai on Sunday, he said no country can make progress and development without eliminating corruption.

The prime minister said he wants to see Pakistan among the developed countries in the world. He said his government is trying to transform Pakistan into a Madina-like state. He vowed to uphold rule of law in the country and make the state responsible.

Giving the example of China, the prime minister said that Beijing had brought its 700 million population out of poverty within 30 years. He said his government also believes in investing in human capital to uplift common man.

Imran Khan said his government is bringing reforms in every sector to develop the country. He said they are focusing on ease of doing business, facilitating investors and making changes in tax regimes to felicitate the business community.

He also urged the business community to take advantage of business-friendly policies in the country.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan had met with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde here on Sunday.

The prime minister had met the IMF chief on the sidelines of the World Government Summit. Finance Minister Asad Umar, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and Adviser to PM on Commerce, Textile and Industry Abdul Razak Dawood were also present during the meeting.

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