2020 to be year of economic development: PM.


Islamabad -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that 2020 will be the year of Pakistan's progress, in which ample job opportunities would be created for the country's youth.

Addressing the launching ceremony of Delivery of Home Remittances Scheme by Overseas Pakistanis through Pakistan Post here, he said that despite difficulties, government has achieved economic stability.

Prime Minister said now country is heading towards growth and development with special focus on job creation and poverty alleviation. Imran said his government believed in merit. He admitted that 2018 was a tough year for his government, adding that 'in 2019, we stabilised our economy'.

The prime minister further added the government was working hard to eradicate poverty. 'We are implementing Ehsaas Programme and now the public would know that this government is truly serving them,' he added.

He said the government is working on policy to announce special incentives for overseas Pakistanis, who send remittances through legal channels.

Ample job opportunities would be created for the country's youth

The Prime Minister said now families of overseas Pakistanis will be able to get remittances through a network of 500 designated post offices across the country.

Imran said overseas Pakistanis, who would avail this opportunity, will be rewarded for sending money through legal channels, adding overseas Pakistanis are a precious asset for the country and they played a vital role in the development of their homeland.

He said the government would further strive to facilitate the Pakistani diaspora residing across the world. He appreciated Minister for Postal Services Murad Saeed and his team for revamping the Pakistan Post and turning its income to next level.

The prime minister said that the vision for Naya Pakistan was based upon discarding the old mindset and patronizing merit system which in the past had badly hampered the functioning of all the government departments.

He said when they talked about the Naya Pakistan, they wanted to nurture a tendency of making new thoughts coupled with innovative ideas to make the lives of people easier.

Drawing at length the difference between the monarchy and democracy, the Prime Minister observed that in the past, the rulers wanted the people to serve them. The British rulers did not come to serve the people in the sub-continent rather they looked upon the people as their servants, he said, adding but in the democratic set-up, the...

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