KP politicians, economic experts term PM’s visit to Tajikistan highly successful

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PESHAWAR: The politicians and economic experts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday termed the two days visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Tajikistan highly successful and comprehensive.

They said that the PM had made in-depth meetings and discussions with the head of states of Tajikistan and Afghanistan during his two days official visit at Dushanbe and highlighted Pakistan’s efforts for promotion of regional cooperation, trade, business and connectivity besides countering terrorism.

Sardar Aurganzaib Nalota, PML-N Parliamentary leader in KP Assembly told APP that PM Nawaz Sharif visited Tajikistan on the invitation of Tajik President Emomali Rahmoon, which remained highly successful and goal-oriented.

Nalota said that underdevelopment, poor connectivity, infrastructure, extremism, and terrorism were the common challenges confronting the regional countries, which could only be eradicated through regional connectively, promoting bilateral trade and investment besides enhancing sustainable economic and social development.

He appreciated the stance of the PM who emphasised Pakistan’s commitment to modernize facilities for the speedy transit of goods to and from Afghanistan and Tajikistan through Pakistani seaports for regional peace, promotion of trade and economic prosperity.

Economic Department University of Peshawar Assistant Professor Muhammad Naeem also declared the visit of PM highly successful and extremely positive.

He said that the PM was right to emphasise the early finalisation of the Trilateral Transit Trade Agreement in order to streamline regional transit traffic for shared economic prosperity.

MPA Rushad Khan also declared PM’s visit highly successful. He said Nawaz Sharif had made defence of Pakistan impregnable in 1998 and was now making Pakistan an economic Asian tiger.