Pak­istan doesn't need any po­lit­i­cal long march, says Ah­san Iqbal

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Plan­ning, De­vel­op­ment and Re­form, Ah­san Iqbal said on Thurs­day that Pak­istan did not need any po­lit­i­cal long march in­stead there was a need of an `Eco­nomic long march' for de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try.

Ad­dress­ing as chief guest in an inau­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony of Pak­istan Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­search Net­work Build­ing and Cloud Data Cen­tre at Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion (HEC) here, he stressed the need to work with great com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to put the coun­try on road of de­vel­op­ment and progress.

The Min­is­ter said, with in­no­va­tion in their work, peo­ple could be able to cre­ate new ideas. Ah­san Iqbal said, "We are liv­ing in a modern world." Pak­istan, he said, would be­come an Asian tiger after com­ple­tion of Vi­sion 2025.

The Min­is­ter said, China Pak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor (CPEC) ini­tia­tive had pro­vided an im­por­tant op­por­tu­nity to make Pak­istan a de­vel­oped coun­try, adding, "Pak­istan did not get such op­por­tu­nity dur­ing the last 68 years." He said, Pak­istan was en­joy­ing good eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion in 1991, but now we are lag­ging be­hind even Bangladesh.

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