ISLAMABAD -- In his felicitation message to the nation on the eve of new year, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser expressed his optimism that the dawn of year 2020 will usher a new era of sustained economic growth coupled with uplift of the common man and consolidation of democracy in Pakistan.
The Speaker said that upcoming 2020 will surely bear witness to the fact that "we have decisively turned a page in our history and have embarked upon our national journey afresh with the resolve to overcome the challenges of the era".
He reiterated the resolve of the incumbent government to an inclusive democracy dedicated to the uplift of the downtrodden and streamlining of the marginalized strata of the society.
He remarked that the days of terrorism in Pakistan were numbered and expressed his confidence that 2020 will further consolidate Pakistan's march towards peace and prosperity. He urged his fellow countrymen to shun all the differences and unite under the banner of faith, unity and discipline as espoused by the founding father Quaid-e- Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah .
The Speaker expressed his hope that Pakistan will continue to reverse the tides of poverty by enriching the youth with employable skills and spirit of entrepreneurship.
'I strongly believe that Pakistan is finally heading towards achieving the goal of social harmony and economic development."
Referring to Pakistan's regional objectives, he highlighted that Pakistan was committed to a peaceful South Asian region and will continue to cooperate with other regional players for peace in the...