PM Imran Khan ropes in foreign experts to rebuild Pak's debt-ridden economy

05 September, 2018, 15:44 | Author: Donnie King
  • Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Former Senate chairperson Raza Rabbani has advised Prime Minister Imran Khan not to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to Pakistan on September 5.

The Prime Minister observed that hard circumstances require tough decisions; the reform agenda of the present government requires wholehearted commitment of the bureaucracy coupled with performance to translate the vision into reality, the Prime Minister stated.

Imran Khan has asked the EAC to recommend in two weeks the steps needed to bring back unlawfully acquired assets which have been stashed overseas. India later also boycotted the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation meeting that Pakistan was scheduled to host in November 2016.

Imran Khan led government has made a great start by outlining its foreign policies very clearly. He said he wants to work to implement the Security Council resolutions.

"The prime minister of Pakistan thinks that the present situation in country needs attention", Qureshi told the media.




Both Pakistan and Iran are members of the organization. It was the first bilateral engagement between the two neighbors since Khan came into power.

In an event organised by Youth Congress, Sidhu yesterday clarified his stand and said dialogue was the only way to improve ties with Pakistan. The two sides also called for closer collaboration between Muslim nations.

At the meeting, which was also attended by the chief ministers of three of the four provinces besides federal and provincial ministers and secretaries, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief secretary gave separate briefings on the local government system. Mr Khan said the past practice of centralisation of power had deprived the people of any meaningful say in government affairs.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in Pakistan on Thursday on a two-day visit, held detailed talks with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Foreign Ministry.

Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman, a professor at the National Defense University in Islamabad, viewed that tension-free relations with neighbors are a key aspect of Pakistan's diplomacy. If it happens, this will could be an ice-breaking meeting for the bilateral relations, according to the analysts.

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