Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that positive attitude and political stability are imperative to ensure economic progress and development.
Addressing a ceremony in Lahore, he said that Pakistan has been included in the Emerging Market Index and the world is seeing Pakistan as an emerging economy.
The minister said that terrorists have been crushed and law and order situation in Karachi has been improved. “Balochistan has also been included in the national streamline,” he added.
Ahsan Iqbal said that the importance of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) could not be minimised and work on various energy projects under CPEC was underway which would help overcome electricity crisis.
The minister said work on 3,600MW LNG power projects is also in progress and the electricity generated through these projects would be added to the national grid.