(Ahsan Iqbal calls for ‘Charter of Economy’ to take country towards sustainable development)

ISLAMABAD:Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said the political leadership and other stakeholders will have to agree on a charter of economy in order to take the country towards sustainable development.

Addressing a seminar here in Islamabad on Monday, he said this appears to be a difficult task but is not impossible. He said we will have to rise above personal interests and keep the country’s interest supreme.

The Minister for Planning said that ‘Turn Around Pakistan Conference’ is being organized on June 28 as the government wants to prepare a roadmap in cooperation with all the stakeholders to take the country towards revival.

He said the young professionals hold the key to Pakistan’s future. He said obstacles in the way of private sector, investors and the youth will have to be removed to exploit their full potential.

Ahsan Iqbal stressed the need for continuity of policies and political stability in order to attract foreign direct investment and ensure institutional reforms. He said we have to take the country towards export led growth to address the issues of deficits.