PM urges consensus to ensure economic development

Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that as a nation we will have to reach on a consensus to ensure economic development and security with a collective agenda.

He was addressing ‘The Vision 2025′ consultative group meeting in Islamabad Friday which has been arranged to devise short and long term socio-economic development strategy for the country.

He said today‚ the security is major issue for the country as no development could be made without peace. Therefore he stressed the need to pay special heed on both economy and security in the vision 2025 programme.

The Prime Minister said besides these issues special focus will have to pay on the resolution of energy crisis for speedy economic development. He said although some steps have been taken to reduce power load shedding but there is need to take more measures to steer the country out of this crisis.

Nawaz Sharif said the present government has introduced new political culture of accommodation to ensure public welfare and national development. He said no one will be allowed to destabilize any provincial government and they are free to work independently in their domain for the development of their people.

The Prime Minister said his party strictly sticks on the charter of democracy signed with Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto to bring political stability in the country which is vital for sustainable development of Pakistan.

He said the Federal Government has respect for all the provincial government which are dear to it and every assistance will be provided to them to resolve problems of their province.

He said the Federal Government will continue assisting the Sindh Government to improve law and order in Karachi which is economic hub of the country. He said today we have single point agenda that is to protect sovereignty of Pakistan and our national interests.