PM vows to strengthen State institutions

– expresses satisfaction over performance of govt’s economic team

Staff Report
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan Imran Khan on Monday said that state comes before politics and the federal government will not let the state become weak.
Speaking to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Babar Awan, who called on him, here today in Islamabad, PM Imran Khan vowed to strengthen the institutions for Pakistan’s stability.
The meeting deliberated on country’s political situation including Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal’s Azadi March and other legal and constitutional affairs.
The premier said, he personally appeared before the Supreme Court and ATC, because everyone is equal in the eyes of the law. “No one would be allowed to disturb law and order.”
He stressed that the opening of Katarpur Corridor will be the best depiction of inter-faith harmony and Pakistan is ready to welcome Sikh community from around the globe.
Babar Awan said JUI-F Chief Fazal-ur-Rehman’s sit-in is against the judicial decisions because the court had only allowed to carry out a march, not to stage sit-in. Fazal-ur-Rehman’s Azadi March has pushed the Kashmir cause behind, he added.
The PTI leader congratulated PM Imran Khan on record increase in remittances is due to the trust of overseas Pakistanis in this government, he concluded.
Agencies add: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday expressed his satisfaction over steps being taken by his economic team to uplift country’s economy.
A meeting of government’s economic team was held with PM Imran Khan in the chair, here in Islamabad, today. The meeting was attended by the governor State Bank, chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, federal ministers Ali Zaidi, Hammad Azhar and others.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was briefed by the team about the current economic position of the country and recent facts and figures were also presented before him by the team.
The meeting also discussed issues related to current account deficit and foreign reserves. Important decisions for the further improvement in the current economic situation of the country were also taken.
In the last meeting of the economic team, Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed pleasure over the improvement in the international ranking of Pakistan in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index.
He had congratulated the economic team by terming the development as ‘major achievement’.