PM To World Leaders And Traders: Pakistan Partners With Peace And Not Conflict This Time


PM to world leaders and traders: Pakistan partners with peace and not conflict this time

PM Imran Khan has said that Pakistan wants “Re-Industrialization” and urged the world traders and leaders to come and invest in Pakistan.

DAVOS: (Urdu Point/Pakistan Point News-Jan 22nd, 2020) Pakistan paid “heavy cost” and “the damage” to society by taking part in the war on terror after 9/11, Prime Minister Imran told the world leaders at World Economic Forum here on Wednesday.

He said that the first conflict was the conflict when soviets left Afghanistan and there was a boom of Kalashinkovs and drugs everywhere—and Pakistan paid for the war and sectarian groups. The PM expressed these views while addressing the world leaders at World Economic Forum held in Davos—Switzerland.

He also said that over 70,000 people died and due to war on terror and suicide attacks. The PM said that Pakistan was considered one of the most dangerous places in the world to travel after the war on terror when he came into power but his government decided to partner with peace and not any conflict.

“Pakistan fought first war to get rid of the militants’ legacy of 80s which is still operating in Pakistan,” said the PM, adding that the government disarmed the militants and tried to rehabilitate them. “It is result of those efforts that Pakistan has started getting benefit of tourism,”.

PM Khahn said that Pakistan is perhaps one of the most undiscovered countries in the world in terms tourism as it has one of the oldest civilizations, the Indus Valley which is 5000 years old and has many other historic places including the sacred ones for the followers of Hinduism, Bhuhism, Sikhism and then of course Sufism.

“Half of the world’s peaks over 24,000 ft are in P akistan—a fact which has not been explored by many,” he further said.

Imran Khan said: “There is rush as tourism doubled just in one year,”. “We believe Pakistan can collect a lot of revenue from tourism as it has been recovered just in one year,” he further stated.

He went on to say that Pakistan was one of the fastest growing countries in terms of industrialization and unfortunately they lost their way in the 70s which hampered the industrial growth. “My government has “actively incentivising industries and investment, and has tried to remove all the hurdles in the way of investors,” PM Imran convinced the world leaders and traders at the world in Swiss city.

The PM affirmed that there was young population that needs jobs and they paved way for the investment.

“We need re-industrializaiton,” he asserted.

Fida Hussnain

Fida Hussnain is a lahore based journalist. He writes on politics, religion, social issues and climate change. He is also a research fellow at University of Gujrat.