Need unity more than ever as country is fighting war of ‘perception’: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday said the country was fighting the war of ‘perception’ which had to be fought with impregnable unity.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Rawal Expo International, organised by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, she said political stability is imperative for the development of the country and the achievements in this regard during the last few years are the dividends of the continuation of democracy.

She said that in 2013 people were talking about the economic bankruptcy of the country but today Pakistan was being acknowledged as one of the emerging economies.

The information minister said that the government took concrete measures to tide over the energy crisis. She observed that the power projects initiated by the government would add 11, 000MW electricity to the system.

The minister said that load-shedding for the industrial sector had ended in December 2014 and presently the country was producing more electricity than the current demand for it.

Foreign investors are showing keen interest in the expo and the participation of the foreign industrial concerns, which is testimony of the restoration of peace in the country, she said

Marriyum Aurangzeb asserted that the people of Pakistan would vote on the basis of performance in the 2018 elections and expose the reality of those who had been raising hollow slogans.

The women had played a very significant role in the national development and promotion of the industry, she said lauding the role of women in the economy.